Solstice Moon Tonight

Tonight’s sky may offer what appears to be an enormous full moon, but it’s only an illusion.

The “solstice moon” will rise tonight, June 18, only two days before the official start of summer. Look low on the horizon, and the moon should look gigantic compared to when it’s higher in the sky.

While the moon is the same size as always, scientists are unsure what causes the illusion that it’s much bigger. Whether it’s an illusion or not, the moon should look full and beautiful this evening.

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