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
flagSouth Africa
8%
8%
8%
66%
12
flagthe United Arab Emirates
21%
7%
7%
64%
14
flagthe Netherlands
8%
21%
17%
52%
23
flagthe Philippines
12%
21%
18%
48%
33
flagCanada
20%
26%
5%
47%
34
flagFrance
4%
21%
26%
47%
23
flagGermany
16%
22%
15%
44%
118
flagPoland
18%
23%
14%
43%
9026
flagthe United Kingdom
18%
24%
13%
42%
315
flagAustralia
24%
27%
6%
41%
29
flagthe United States
23%
19%
15%
40%
362
flagIndia
23%
23%
14%
37%
219
flagPakistan
37%
18%
6%
37%
16
flagNorway
16%
33%
13%
36%
30
flagSpain
23%
38%
7%
30%
13
flagRepublic of Ireland
38%
23%
9%
28%
21
flagSweden
14%
35%
21%
28%
14
flagUnknown
18%
28%
25%
26%
485
flagDenmark
27%
45%
18%
9%
11

Gender

men38%
women45%
the Sun
16%
18%
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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