Called the “moon illusion”, tonight’s partial lunar eclipse will appear to be magnified “when the Moon enters the shadow of Earth” at 1017GMT. In other words, “the eclipse will appear larger because it occurs while the Moon is so close to the horizon.” Video after the break.

According to Nasa, low-hanging Moons look “unnaturally large when they beam through trees, buildings and other foreground objects”. The reason for this is not understood.

[via BBC]

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