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I was out camping this weekend, and the moon, while not full, was quite bright. I knew that as bright as the moon may seem, it's not bright enough to read by. But I figured that if the font was large enough, you might be able to read. So I took my Kindle out in the moonlight, and set the font to maximum. I found that I could read quite clearly. I then set it one size smaller. I could still read, but it wasn't quite as easy. I then set the font one size smaller, and I could not read at all. I could see that there were words, but I couldn't read them.

I think that even with a large print book you wouldn't have been able to read by moonlight. So, the answer to the question of whether you can read by moonlight is only if you have a really big font... and a Kindle helps.
 

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I never would have thought to try that.  Great idea.
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arshield said:
I crank up the font on my kindle occasionally in low light. Mostly when I am sitting in my hammock and don't want to come inside at night.
LOL I see it getting darker and darker and you holding the kindle closer and closer to your face.
 

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I had wanted to test my hypothesis that you could read by moonlight if the font was large enough, but I didn't have any large print material. Then it occurred to me that with the Kindle, I did. My daughter likes me to put the font as large as possible when I read to her. I also like to make the font larger when I am running on a treadmill.
 

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I crank up the font as large as possible so that I can read without wearing my glasses.  I think it's more relaxing for my eyes -- and it makes me feel a little younger. :)

I also like using a large font when I'm reading a classic children's book (like The Jungle Book or The Wind in the Willows). Because then the large font makes me feel like I'm reading a story book.... :)
 

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Me and My Kindle said:
I also like using a large font when I'm reading a classic children's book (like The Jungle Book or The Wind in the Willows). Because then the large font makes me feel like I'm reading a story book.... :)
This is a great idea!

One of the things I miss about physical books is the care put into the formatting, font choice, etc. of the good ones. Your idea replicates this to a degree. Fun. ;D
 

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Kindle by moonlight. . .sounds so romantic

Isn't the true definition of kindle is to start a fire? Have fun kindling. :D
 

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It does sound romantic!!!

My eyes, though, aren't what they used to be.  It might have to be a REALLY bright moon, lol.
 

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BMathison said:
It does sound romantic!!!

My eyes, though, aren't what they used to be. It might have to be a REALLY bright moon, lol.
Haha! Same here. But I love the idea.
 

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Interesting experiment...and good knowledge to have in the back of your mind.
 

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I don't know about reading in moonlight, but I love that I can read in bed in the dark without my glasses. All I need is my lighted cover and the 2nd largest font.

Kindles are AWESOME.
 

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I also enlarge the font to read in bed without the glasses.  That way I can fall to sleep and not worry about the eyewear.  Don't have to worry about remembering my place in book either 8)
 

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I used to just use the corner light in my cover. Then my toddler got to it! Ouch. Bye-bye cover with fancy corner light. Hello big font?! 
 

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LOL I see it getting darker and darker and you holding the kindle closer and closer to your face.
I do this a lot, when I'm out by the beach reading and it starts getting dark. I hang on as long as I can til I can't read anymore without my book light. :)
 
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