I know it’s been batted around enough - the question of why the moon looks so big on the horizon. One explanation is that our eye is comparing the moon against the objects on the horizon, making the moon seem so large…
Well, here’s an interesting twist. Eveyday, I cross a mile wide river. A freight train line parallels the highway by about 75 feet, max, I WAG. An amazing thing happens when I catch sight of the train approaching the bridge. The train appears normal-sized, of course. But, on the bridge with only the wide river for the eye to compare it to…the train looks like a model HO train…maybe even N gauge! I assume this is the same phenomenon, and it gives credence to this theory about the moon.
I’d really like to hear what the SDopers have to say about this!!!