big-moon

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The Big Moon Illusion.

Photographs like the one above are not exactly real. A lot of people are disappointed that the Moon is not big enough. But hey, nowhere in the world is the moon an exact replication of the photographs!! 

They are done using the compression of a telephoto lens. Longer lenses will magnify the subject, so will make the moon look bigger. It will also make buildings and other objects bigger, but by moving yourself further away from those earthbound objects you can reduce them back to a smaller size. But you can’t really get further away from the moon, so it will remain the same size no matter where you move locally.