Q:how in the world does the moon appear to be that large?
Before I answer this, I just need to go WHEEEEEEEEEEEE OMG A QUESTION! Because I’ve been running this Tumblr for a while and no one ever contacts me and this is all very exciting. And even though this is a question on the moon and technically I only post moon stuff on Monday, I will answer this now because I’m honestly not going to make anyone wait for answer to their questions. Also, like I’ve put in the sidebar, I’m no expert on anything, but I will try to answer questions to the best of my ability.
Now, onto logistics.
I assume you’re talking about this post, because, let’s face it, the moon looks impossibly huge and like it’s going to concur the earth anytime it chooses.
The moon can appear so freaking huge because of this thing called moon illusion (which comes from Ponzo Illusion). No one really seems to know why it happens, but the theory that I kept finding is one that says basically, moon illusion is the idea that when we see the moon on the horizon, we think it’s farther from us than when it’s higher up. Because of this, our brains trick us into thinking the moon is actually must bigger than it is.
I found this article to be really helpful!
If any followers out there have better answers, please send them in! I’d hate to misinform or not give the best information possible :)