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Science Thursday, October 25th 2012 at 8:19 pm

The Moon is Not Really That Big, Your Brain is Just Teasing You With an Illusion

Why does the Moon sometimes looks really big? It’s not really getting closer to the Earth or growing, threaten to come down here and smash us all, so what gives? Is it a trick of the eyes? This is an illusion. The fine folks at AsapSCIENCE are back on the job to tell us why the moon can sometimes seem to loom so large in the night sky. Or actually, they tell us that there are a couple likely explanations for this not-quite-understood phenomenon.

(via AsapSCIENCE)

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