Moon and Planetary Anomalies

Moon and planetary anomalies are strange phenomena seen while looking at the Moon or planets, usually through a telescope. These include mysterious lights, flashes, shadows, clouds, and apparently moving objects. Skeptics believe that all such anomalies are illusions caused by problems with the viewer’s eyes or equipment.

For example, what appears to be a moving object on the Moon might actually be an insect crawling on the telescope lens. Some people, however, consider these anomalies to be evidence that there is intelligent life on other planets and that these extraterrestrial beings have been spotted visiting the Moon.


  • Optical Illusions


The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Paranormal Phenomena – written by Patricia D. Netzley © 2006 Gale, a part of Cengage Learning

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