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posted on Sep, 20 2012 @ 11:50 PM
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If you ever get the chance,look at it upside down....sept 29.There is an anomaly or an unexplainable I don't know.The moon viewed upside down will appear normal size.And nobody knows why.




posted on Sep, 20 2012 @ 11:55 PM
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What?



posted on Sep, 20 2012 @ 11:56 PM
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^ Yeah, what he said.

2nd.



posted on Sep, 21 2012 @ 12:00 AM
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Explain what we're looking at a bit clearer please.



posted on Sep, 21 2012 @ 12:02 AM
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Looking at the moon upside down will make it appear normal size?

Of course it will



posted on Sep, 21 2012 @ 12:02 AM
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Sounds interesting, but I have no idea what you are talking about....

More info please.........



posted on Sep, 21 2012 @ 12:06 AM
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Now the reason the full Moon always looks bigger when it's closer to the horizon than when it's overhead is one of the grandest illusions of nature, which you can prove is an illusion yourself this Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.

DEAN: Simply take a dime, hold it at arm's length when the Harvest Moon is close to the horizon just after sunset and again when it's at its highest around midnight and you'll see that your dime will cover exactly the same amount of the moon. Wow!

MARLENE: But an even more fun way to prove this illusion is to bend over at the waist and watch the rising Harvest Moon upside down between your legs. Because, bingo, it will instantly look smaller than when you look at it right side up. The reason for this is still being argued. But believe me, it's one heck of an illusion.


From here.



posted on Sep, 21 2012 @ 12:08 AM
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OK...when your viewing a harvest moon(big moon)..if you bend over and look at it upsidedown,la loon optics appears smaller...this is a proven fact but not explained.
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posted on Sep, 21 2012 @ 12:12 AM
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I'm so happy this thread does not have any flags yet.

EDIT: ... this HAD no flags ... for a good half hour!
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posted on Sep, 21 2012 @ 12:22 AM
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Ok Spiritment...There will be a big colorful moon soon...harvest moon,yay..If you look at it upside down just off the horizen,the brain plays tricks on you.The moon will appear half the size.



posted on Sep, 21 2012 @ 12:24 AM
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I think the reason is because we all see most things as recognized patterns. When we usually look at the moon it doesn't have the perspective of a backdrop of other familiar things. When these things in the background are present with the moon we see the moon as bigger. In art they sometime look at a picture upside down to be able to "see" the picture without these pattern recognition hindrances and draw it the best way.



posted on Sep, 21 2012 @ 12:27 AM
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At least you were amused enough to leave a reply...just goes to show your game



posted on Sep, 21 2012 @ 12:32 AM
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touche!



posted on Sep, 21 2012 @ 01:23 AM
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Thanks for all the reply's even though most of you are still learners...I appreciate every word



posted on Sep, 21 2012 @ 08:33 AM
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Originally posted by SarnholeOntarable
this is a proven fact but not explained.

Source please?



posted on Sep, 21 2012 @ 08:38 AM
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Originally posted by SarnholeOntarable
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Ok Spiritment...There will be a big colorful moon soon...harvest moon,yay..If you look at it upside down just off the horizen,the brain plays tricks on you.The moon will appear half the size.

The definition of a harvest moon is the first full moon closest to the autum equinox. It is not nessaserily big or colorful. Somebody should do their research before posting pure bunk to feed the masses.



posted on Sep, 21 2012 @ 02:05 PM
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Originally posted by SarnholeOntarable
Thanks for all the reply's even though most of you are still learners...I appreciate every word
You appreciate a bunch of replies that indicate your post is unintelligible? And what about you? When are you going to start learning?

Your OP contains no sources, and is not articulate as seen by the posts that follow.

Then when you finally do post something that's supposed to be informing us, it's wrong.


Originally posted by SarnholeOntarable
OK...when your viewing a harvest moon(big moon)..if you bend over and look at it upsidedown,la loon optics appears smaller...this is a proven fact but not explained.
It is false that it looks smaller. It looks normal.
It's false that it involves the harvest moon, it involves the moon being near the horizon.

It's also false that it's not explained. The explanation is at this link:

Why is the Moon Bigger at the Horizon?

Apparently if you turn with your back to the moon bend forward and look at it through your legs, because you see everything upside down and different to usual, your distance clues are all gone and the moon looks its normal size.
See the link for some optical illusion examples and an explanation of how the moon illusion works.


Originally posted by superman2012

Now the reason the full Moon always looks bigger when it's closer to the horizon than when it's overhead is one of the grandest illusions of nature, which you can prove is an illusion yourself this Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.
This is the illusion, which makes the moon look larger, when you look at it right side up. Looking at it upside-down makes this larger sized illusion go away, so that's why it looks normal upside-down.

My advice is, next time you post something in the science forum, it's probably best if you link to a source, at least until you learn how to explain things better yourself in your OP.



posted on Sep, 22 2012 @ 02:55 AM
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But an even more fun way to prove this illusion is to bend over at the waist and watch the rising Harvest Moon upside down between your legs.


Is this just a prank to make people 'moon' the moon?





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