Driving home last night I encountered a rare site: an blood red crescent moon, giant on the horizon. The red, though rare, is easy to explain – some type of particulate matter in the air bending light. However, the giant size is an illusion without clear explanation. If you were to snap a photo, the moon would appear normal sized. A discussion for those interested can be found here at space.com
I did not arrive home in time to take my own photo, but I did find a fabulous example online. I will be emailing the photographer for permission to use it here.