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 United Arab Emirates
27%
0%
9%
63%
11
flagLithuania
27%
18%
0%
54%
11
flagthe Netherlands
9%
19%
19%
52%
21
flagthe Philippines
6%
23%
20%
50%
30
flagCanada
20%
26%
5%
47%
34
flagFrance
4%
21%
26%
47%
23
flagAustralia
22%
25%
7%
44%
27
flagPoland
18%
23%
14%
43%
8550
flagGermany
18%
20%
15%
43%
105
flagthe United Kingdom
18%
25%
13%
42%
302
flagthe United States
23%
19%
14%
40%
353
flagPakistan
37%
18%
6%
37%
16
flagNorway
16%
33%
13%
36%
30
flagIndia
25%
25%
12%
35%
189
flagSpain
23%
38%
7%
30%
13
flagRepublic of Ireland
38%
23%
9%
28%
21
flagUnknown
19%
26%
26%
26%
444
flagSweden
18%
45%
18%
18%
11
flagDenmark
27%
45%
18%
9%
11

Gender

men38%
women45%
the Sun
16%
17%
the Moon
26%
23%
both are identical
18%
12%
sometimes the Moon, sometimes the Sun
38%
45%

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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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