posted on Jun, 19 2008 @ 09:48 AM
reply to post by VIKINGANT
Nope, it has nothing to do with the image of the moon actually being magnified. It's all in our heads. As has already been mentioned, take a
picture of the moon at the horizon. Then take one when it's directly overhead. Compare the size of the two moons and they'll be the same. If the
moisture in the atmosphere was actually magnifying the image, the moon on the horizon would be larger than the one overhead.
Also, try forming your hand into a circle, by touching your index finger to your thumb. Now hold that up and look through the circle at the moon on
the horizon. It will appear much smaller, because you're blocking out the objects on the horizon that trick your brain into thinking the moon is
larger than it really is.