Moon-illusion - The biggest moon since March 1993

Tonight I experienced a so-called moon illusion: The fact that the Moon looks bigger near the horizon than when it is high in the sky. Since the Moon to Earth is also the shortest in the entire 2011, the full moon was slightly larger than normal. Actually it's the biggest full moon since March 1993. This means a difference of lunar apparent size on the sky around 15% and a difference in brightness of more than 30%. For more information about the Super Full Moon.



Fullmoon - Image 1+3
(Nikon D700, Nikkor AFS 300mm 2,8 VR ED, TC-14E II, iso 200, tripod)

Fullmoon at the lake
(Nikon D700, Nikkor AFS 16-35mm 4,0 VR ED, iso 200, tripod)

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