Full Moon Fools

20541828_8977b3f7b8_t.jpgIf you noticed that the nearly full moon last night was impossibly large as it rose, you’re not alone.

It’s an optical illusion and this year’s solstice moon is the biggest one we’ve seen in 18 years because it’s hanging so low in the sky. Don’t bother trying to catch a photo of how big it looks, since it’s an illusion, it’s impossible to capture on film. No matter, it’s fun to watch and today’s clear skies promise a beautiful moonrise.

The moon is at its fullest at 9:14 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time but be sure to catch the moon rising in the east at 8:19 PM. (More moon info here.)

Photo by Allseasons via flickr.

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