What is larger on the sky: the Moon or the Sun? (by apparent size)

the Sun
the Moon
both are identical
sometimes the Moon, sometimes the Sun
The Moon's orbit is el­lip­ti­cal, and its apparent diameter varies by 10%. This is why both total eclipses (if the Moon is larger) and annular eclipses (if the Sun is larger) happen.

Answers distribution

the Sun
the Moon
both are identical
sometimes the Moon, sometimes the Sun
answers
flagthe Netherlands
0%
16%
8%
75%
12
flagItaly
0%
26%
5%
68%
19
flagLithuania
20%
20%
0%
60%
10
flagGermany
18%
18%
12%
48%
82
flagthe Philippines
0%
29%
23%
47%
17
flagCanada
18%
28%
6%
46%
32
flagPoland
19%
22%
13%
44%
6141
flagthe United Kingdom
20%
23%
12%
41%
217
flagNorway
16%
25%
16%
41%
24
flagAustralia
11%
35%
11%
41%
17
flagthe United States
23%
18%
14%
40%
323
flagIndia
27%
21%
11%
39%
133
flagSpain
27%
36%
0%
36%
11
flagRepublic of Ireland
41%
17%
5%
35%
17
flagPakistan
40%
20%
6%
33%
15
flagFrance
9%
18%
45%
27%
11
flagDenmark
30%
40%
20%
10%
10

Gender

men45%
women46%
the Sun
15%
18%
the Moon
24%
22%
both are identical
14%
12%
sometimes the Moon, sometimes the Sun
45%
46%

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Author: pan Krzyżówka
Illustration: David Blaikie
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