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
flagItaly
0%
26%
4%
69%
23
flagthe Netherlands
6%
18%
12%
62%
16
flagthe United Arab Emirates
30%
0%
10%
60%
10
flagUkraine
30%
10%
0%
60%
10
flagLithuania
20%
20%
0%
60%
10
flagthe Philippines
7%
22%
18%
51%
27
flagFrance
5%
15%
30%
50%
20
flagGermany
19%
17%
13%
46%
96
flagCanada
18%
28%
6%
46%
32
flagPoland
18%
22%
13%
44%
6912
flagthe United Kingdom
20%
23%
12%
41%
255
flagthe United States
24%
18%
14%
40%
341
flagAustralia
16%
33%
11%
38%
18
flagIndia
25%
25%
11%
37%
167
flagNorway
18%
29%
14%
37%
27
flagSpain
27%
36%
0%
36%
11
flagPakistan
40%
20%
6%
33%
15
flagRepublic of Ireland
40%
20%
10%
30%
20
flagUnknown
20%
33%
17%
28%
45
flagDenmark
27%
45%
18%
9%
11

Gender

men44%
women46%
the Sun
15%
17%
the Moon
25%
23%
both are identical
14%
11%
sometimes the Moon, sometimes the Sun
44%
47%

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What is larger on the sky: the Moon or the Sun? (by apparent size)
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Author: pan Krzyżówka
Illustration: David Blaikie
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