Last night as I was driving home listening to the San Francisco Bay Area’s all jazz station KCSM they were playing all moon related songs. This week the full moon is hanging lower in the sky than any full moon since June 1987, so the moon illusion is extra strong. The moon illusion is about how the moon looks extra big when it is near the horizon. It is all explained here. What is fascinating is that it is all something our eye creates not something a camera sees and no one is really sure what causes it.
Duke and I love admiring the moon so last night just before moonrise we went out to the Hayward shoreline away from the trees and buildings. We went for a walk. When the moon came up it was absolutely amazing. Not only did look big but there was some fog on the horizon so the moon was an amazing orange. Then as it rose it changed to butter yellow and then a creamy white.