This is another one of Mother Nature's surprises. It's free and it's beautiful, and so far science doesn't fully understand it! What more do ya need?
The Moon Illusion has existed since Ancient times, back in the days of Aristotle and the Ancient Greeks and Chinese. The illusion is that the moon seems to appear much larger lower in the sky than it is higher in the sky. In the past people have suggested things such as an atmospheric effect, or something physical, but these have been debunked. Others have suggested such things as relative size, or apparent distance as explanations for this illusion, yet this still baffles scientists. So far no one, even with modern science, has been able to definitively explain this mysterious phenomenon.
Like the mystery of the flowers, who really cares why nature does what it does. We should just be thankful for the beautiful gift and enjoy it, know what I mean?
Coffee out on the patio this morning. Hot biscuits and honey sound OK?