Posts Tagged ‘optical illusion’

Best optical illusion of 2018

December 2, 2018

Follow the circles around.

None intersect.

I have not come across this before and it is the best optical illusion I have come across this year.

(from The Science Scoop)

from The Science Scoop



Illusion of vibrating motion

April 9, 2013


Albert Einstein – Marilyn Monroe

November 12, 2012


Albert close up – Marilyn from a distance Image:

Lunar eclipse and Moon Illusion

June 25, 2010

A partial Lunar Eclipse will take place on June 26th. Observers in Canada, the US and East Asia will be able to see the eclipse when the moon is near the horizon when the Moon illusion is also apparent.

Map of areas of the planet from which the eclipse will be visible

The moon illusion refers to the moon seeming larger when it is near the horizon than when it is high in the sky. Some people judge it to be as much as twice as large, but the average estimate is 50% to 75% larger. But this an optical illusion.

A picture “explaining” the illusion and a few of the wonderful moon images at

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Moon Illusion

Moon Illusion

Moon Illusion

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