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I was reading an astronomy textbook, and in the section about magnitude, they mentioned that our eyes work as logarithmic light detectors and said that makes obvious sense. I don't know how it makes sense, though, and Google isn't any help.

The best I managed to figure out is that the moon's Flux is around 1003 times less than that of the sun (using the formula for Flux in the textbook).

Edit: I don't have the energy to respond to everyone, but thank you all so much for your help

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