The Moon Illusion

This is only a demonstration, or representation of the actual lunar illusion in nature. For that you would need the real Moon and Sky.

However it is a fairly accurate thumbnail of how the Moon might appear in the night sky.  In this demonstration the Moon follows a from horizon to a point high in the sky. The Moon will grow to about one and a half times its normal size near the horizon.

About 85% percent of the population can see this illusion in nature. Here we can all see how the phenomenon might look to a observer.