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Could make for some interesting photos.

Duluth, MN 6-18-08
Sunset - 9:07 PM
Moon Rise - 9:42 PM

From Yahoo.com
As the full moon rises this Wednesday evening, June 18, many people will be tricked into thinking it's unusually large

The moon illusion, as it's known, is a trick in our minds that makes the moon seem bigger when it's near the horizon. The effect is most pronounced at full moon. Many people swear it's real, suggesting that perhaps Earth's atmosphere magnifies the moon.

But it really is all in our minds. The moon is not bigger at the horizon than when overhead.

The illusion will be particularly noticeable at this "solstice moon," coming just two days before summer starts in the Northern Hemisphere. The reason, according to NASA, lies in lunar mechanics: 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, long-lasting version of the illusion.

If it's any consolation, space station astronauts report the same effect.

Here's how it works: Your mind believes things on the horizon are farther away than things overhead, because you are used to seeing clouds just a few miles above, but the clouds on the horizon can indeed be hundreds of miles away. So if we think something (such as the moon) is farther away, and it's not, then it seems larger.

If you remain doubtful, test the idea yourself. Go out at moonrise with a small object, perhaps a pencil eraser. Hold it at arm's length as the moon rises and compare the sizes of the moon and the eraser, then repeat the experiment an hour or two later when the moon is high in the sky. A rolled up tube of paper works well, too.
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manley.josh 10 years ago
i would be down for some night shots after 9:30ish...I would have to rush home from work.

text me later and i'll meet you where ever.
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Sounds good. I should be back to Duluth by 9:30 or so.
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Karl W. 10 years ago
I saw it on the beach and yes it was quite huge
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N. Lindstrom Photo 10 years ago
I also saw it on a beach and it was a big one. Between the moon and the erie clouds I half expected to see a pirate ship....
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It did look huuuuge, but Josh and I struggled to get anything worthy at Split Rock.
We threw our gear in the lake and said F**k it.
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HBRstudios 10 years ago
The moon was rising too far to the south, right? (Too far from the cliff to get the two together?)
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manley.josh 10 years ago
we ran around the shore to get the island in frame with the moon but that was a joke. there was at least 4 times that i said we should just call Brian to tell us how to take pictures. I did however get some cool stock shots of the moon with my 70-200 and my 2x converter.
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HBRstudios 10 years ago
Plus I see that it rose too long after sunset to get any foreground detail with how bright (relative to the foreground) the moon would be. Usually it is best to get a moonrise that is just BEFORE sunset for best options.
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That makes a ton of sense Brian.
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The moon was positioned about halfway between the lighthouse and the Island.
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JustinSinks Posted 10 years ago. Edited by JustinSinks (admin) 10 years ago
Yeah no kidding, what a let down. If i had a boat I could have got some wonderful photos of the moon. O well, next time!
But, while at the lake, we found a campfire that had been left to burn out. So we tossed some logs on and had a wonderful beer and fire night. Well, kinda, the beer was luke warm. :( my bad
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