horizon lights

horizon lights

[hə′rīz·ən ‚līts]
(navigation)
Lights arranged to provide a ground reference for pilots taking off.
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Geoff Chester of the US Naval Observatory explained that when the low-hanging moon near the horizon lights through trees, buildings, and other objects in the foreground, it intensifies the illusion in a perigee moon making it appear unnaturally large.