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
flagSwitzerland
4%
8%
13%
69%
23
flagItaly
0%
25%
8%
66%
24
flagLithuania
20%
13%
0%
66%
15
flagthe United Arab Emirates
21%
7%
7%
64%
14
flagSouth Africa
15%
7%
7%
61%
13
flagthe Netherlands
8%
20%
20%
50%
24
flagthe Philippines
14%
20%
17%
47%
34
flagGermany
15%
21%
15%
46%
126
flagCanada
20%
28%
5%
45%
35
flagFrance
12%
20%
24%
44%
25
flagPoland
18%
23%
14%
43%
9590
flagthe United Kingdom
18%
24%
13%
42%
335
flagthe United States
22%
19%
14%
41%
385
flagPakistan
40%
15%
5%
40%
20
flagNorway
16%
32%
12%
38%
31
flagAustralia
22%
32%
6%
38%
31
flagIndia
25%
21%
14%
37%
261
flagUnknown
19%
27%
25%
27%
522
flagRepublic of Ireland
36%
22%
13%
27%
22
flagSweden
13%
40%
20%
26%
15

Gender

men38%
women44%
the Sun
16%
18%
the Moon
26%
23%
both are identical
19%
13%
sometimes the Moon, sometimes the Sun
38%
44%

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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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