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.