8 Optical Illusions That Mess With our Moon


So, finally I have collected enough new Moon optical illusions to justify posting them as a collection. Individually posting each one, wouldn’t make sense any more. Agree? Even though the idea isn’t something we haven’t already seen before (through relative sizes category), still each photo uses the Moon as an illusion in a slightly different manner. If my memory serves me correctly, the first illusion of this kind that made me “wooow” was The Man holding a Sun. Afterwards, they just kept coming. While I was writing this article, I came to a conclusion how I subconsciously choose the illusions I post. If my method interests you, just keep reading – First and most important ingredient is the illusion itself. If the optical illusion isn’t obvious enough, no matter how cool the photo is, I won’t publish it. After all, this website is entirely dedicated to illusions. Now if the illusion itself is good enough, I look at the picture (or photo) as a whole. It has to be visually keen, or plainly – look nice. In the end, I try to choose among illusions that are original enough, but weren’t already posted in every corner of the internet. Sometimes the illusion itself is so awesome or new that it (rightfully) overrides my other criteria, and sometimes just the artistic touch or the coolness of the photo override the first (illusion) criteria. Here, now you have it… Please share your thoughts. Advices are always welcome.

  • My Name Is Bradley

    wow. that was awesome.
    as a joke, my friends && i do stuff like this, but we do diffrent stuff, like making it seem like we're standing on trees, etc.

    its really kewl :)

  • Screaming Doubles

    I like those. They are simple, clever and not impossible for other people to mimic.
    They add philisophical aspects to what if the moon were obtainable for anyone, to do with what you want, share with other people.

    great post

  • Sravani

    You know what is cool? According to the Indian Lunar calendar, today is a full moon and happens to be my birthday.
    Very creative.

  • Anonymous

    Nice :D

    • IM ME

      I AGREE :)

  • Anonymous

    I like all of them but my fave is the last 1

  • Anonymous

    They’re pretty awseome. I like the measuring tape one

  • aimee.mychores.co.uk

    Oooh, nice! I especially like the two children playing with the moon!

    I love a full moon; i was viewing it through a telescope last night. I took some photos and gimped around with them a bit to produce this:


    Not an optical illusion, but still pretty cool.

  • Dr. Evil

    wow these are brilliant! love it, especially the last 4/5.

    top stuff

  • ME!

    COOL! I like the one where the guy is eating the moon. :) 4350999999th comment?

  • Riff

    Awesome illusions!!!!
    I really loved these.
    Keep up the good work!

  • Anonymous

    I like the 3rd one, but the last one is pretty cool. Great work!

  • FixitDave

    I remember email you about these, great to see you do read your inbox :-) I took a photo once of my daughter touching the top of a big wheel

  • Anonymous

    I love these. I was just sitting looking at the full moon tonight. It is beautiful to look at from my deck over the tall pine trees that are silhouetted against the sky. I logged into MI and to my delight saw more full moons. Thank you.

  • Ruud

    Has the image of the boy with the hoop been photoshopped or is it a real optical illusion? Perhaps something to do with bending light or is that stretching it?

    I really like this one the most because it makes me wonder, while the others are not, although the are beautiful and simple.

    I’m surprised nobody else has commented on this one. I like to hear yours.


  • Chelsey-Ann

    That is so cool!

  • Anonymous

    Bravo, excellent concept.

    More please, more!

  • Anonymous

    number 2 and 4 were done last night during the lunar eclipse. nice work

  • Cornelius

    The one with the guy holding the hoop is really well-thought-of. If it’s not shopped, it was most probably made during a lunar eclipse. I thought it was obvious enough. And LOL at the guy scromping the moon!

  • Anonymous

    the last one is the best

  • Kevin

    The little girl’s hand is too close to the moon, it makes it looks wrong. Nice try little girls.

    The moon is floating on top of the guy’s spoon. If his whatever he is “eating” can float, why does he need a spoon? Nice try Guy with spoon.

    Otherwise…Nice work painter guy

  • Optiguy

    Awesome! I love #2,7, and 8. I found the last one funny.

  • Anonymous

    You should not mess with our moon!!!

  • Anonymous

    I just don’t understand the illusion part of it? There is no illusion everything is photographs and these should go under more appropriate label than illusion.

  • Anonymous

    all i can say is wow…
    dealing with nature’s gift is wonderful…i love the last one..it really looks real landing on the moon!

  • the technogirl

    its like the verb ad, where they do ithe games with the sun, but this is lunar

  • Anonymous

    Love It!

  • Anony-Moose

    My personal favorite is the last one, as I have done many of these, however most of mine are on famous buildings (I like to travel).

  • sally samantha sparrow

    those illusions r soo weird but cool at the same time!!!!!
    they rok!
    sally xxxxxxxxx

  • !!me!!

    Kevin, mabey he,s just bouncing the spoon!To make it look like he,s bouncing to eat! PLEASE dont say get real because he,s just joking!

  • Me, Myself, and iPod

    That’s so kewl!

  • celine

    those r cool

  • u bum

    i lik # 6 & 7

  • anonymous

    love it 222!!!

  • notarealname

    i dont get da 2nd pictur

  • ChristeleGail

    another man who went to the moon…but not in a rocket :P HE FLEW!!

  • Dan

    The last one was the best! :)

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