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Atmospheric Optics

A look at the various optical effects that can be seen in our own atmosphere, from auroras to sundogs, and present an illustrated explanation of the circumstances that form the effect.

What is the Moon Illusion?
16/04/2014Atmospheric Optics
The Moon illusion makes the Moon appear much larger when it is closer to the horizon. Find out why the moon is larger when its near the horizon.
Why do Stars Twinkle?
I often get asked Why do Stars Twinkle? So I thought I'd answer the question with an article, and also mix in a few tips for astronomers looking to eliminate star twinkling.
If it were easy, anybody could do it.