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
0%
20%
13%
66%
15
flagLithuania
20%
20%
0%
60%
10
flagthe Philippines
8%
21%
17%
52%
23
flagGermany
19%
17%
13%
46%
96
flagCanada
18%
28%
6%
46%
32
flagPoland
18%
22%
13%
44%
6722
flagthe United Kingdom
20%
23%
12%
42%
247
flagAustralia
11%
35%
11%
41%
17
flagthe United States
24%
18%
14%
40%
337
flagFrance
6%
13%
40%
40%
15
flagIndia
24%
24%
12%
38%
162
flagNorway
19%
26%
15%
38%
26
flagSpain
27%
36%
0%
36%
11
flagUnknown
21%
31%
13%
34%
38
flagPakistan
40%
20%
6%
33%
15
flagRepublic of Ireland
40%
20%
10%
30%
20
flagDenmark
27%
45%
18%
9%
11

Gender

men44%
women46%
the Sun
15%
18%
the Moon
25%
23%
both are identical
14%
12%
sometimes the Moon, sometimes the Sun
44%
46%

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Author: pan Krzyżówka
Illustration: David Blaikie
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