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[UPDATE: Neil’s above explanation is apparently erroneous! Erroneous! Legendary star blogger Phil Plait kindly sent me an “Oh, you knuckleheads” and a noogie via email informing me that while the illusion is real, the mechanism behind the apparent size differences of the moon is not due to the foreground elements per se. He wrote a fascinating article […]