Solstice Moon

The “solstice moon” will be visible tomorrow night. It just might be the biggest thing you’ve seen in quite some time!
There's no better time to see it. The full Moon of June 18th is a "solstice moon", coming only two days before the beginning of northern summer. This is significant because the sun and full Moon are like kids on a see-saw; when one is high, the other is low. This week's high solstice sun gives us a low, horizon-hugging Moon and a strong Moon Illusion.

NASA explains how the illusion works. Link

(image credit: Edmund E. Kasaitis)

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That's Summer Solstice to you, Ma'am.


Biggest party day of the year for my non-JudeoChristian brethren and I. Well, besides Winter Solstice.
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Oh how I love the lunar illusion, and remember how I used to think it had to do with light waves out toward the horizon/pollution/whatever. That it all takes place in my little brain is a much more happy feeling. I remember that diagram of the monster chasing the kid down the hall in PSY101 that explained it as a visual plane illusion.
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