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The other night, I looked up at the moon and I realized that I could visibly see the effect of gravity. The curvature of the space around the moon was plainly visible to my eye. I could see the light being stretched and bent around the mass of the moon. In fact, later on in the night I could even see the stretching of the light around the moon to form a purple/violet halo around the moon (at least, this is what I assume led to the halo).

As I looked up at the moon, amazed at it’s beauty, I thought of something… why had I never noticed this before?? I was with my brother and my wife, and I pointed out the things I was seeing, and they saw them too..! I asked them if they had ever noticed these things before, and they never had! I still can’t get over that.

It’s as if my perceptions were just opened up for the night, allowing me to see things that were never before visible. Why it happened, I do not know, but I will definitely be observing the moon more often from now on.