The most difficult Sun riddles A list of Sun related questions that are most often answered incorrectly Astronomy quiz What is larger on the sky: the Moon or the Sun? (by apparent size)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.hard 44% the Sunthe Sun19%the Moonthe Moon22%both are identicalboth are identical13%sometimes the Moon, sometimes the Sunsometimes the Moon, sometimes the Sun44%Created by: pan Krzyżówka. Statistics based on 7360 answers in 2 languages »Moon riddles » In which month is the Earth closest to the Sun?In January. Earth's perihelion occurs around January 3, and the aphelion around July 4. The distance change is about 3.5%, which gives 6.9% increase in solar energy reaching the Earth at perihelion relative to aphelion. Since the southern hemisphere is tilted toward the perihelion, the southern hemisphere receives more energy from the Sun than does the northern over the course of a year. hard 46% in Januaryin January46%in Marchin March6%in Junein June31%there is no differencethere is no difference14%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 8832 answers in 4 languages »hard simple questions riddles » When is the Sun directly overhead (at the zenith) in Rome?Never. Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn mark the northernmost and southernmost latitudes at which the sun may be seen directly overhead. Since the whole Europe is north of Tropic of Cancer, it is impossible to see sun at the zenith there.hard 55% 21th of June21th of June22%20th of March and 22 of September20th of March and 22 of September15%16th of August16th of August6%NeverNever55%Created by: София. Statistics based on 12273 answers in 2 languages »astronomy riddles » How long does it take the sunlight to reach the Earth?8 minutes. The distance from Earth to the Moon is 1.2 light seconds. The distance to the nearest star (Proxima Centauri) is 5.46 years.average 69% 3 seconds3 seconds16%1 minute1 minute6%8 minutes8 minutes69%1 hour1 hour7%Created by: Hitter smasher. Statistics based on 12420 answers in 2 languages »light riddles » Which chemical element has been named after the Sun?Helium was first discovered in 1868 as the unexpected line in the spectrum of the chromosphere of the Sun - and so it was named after the Greek word Helios (Sun).average 69% GoldGold21%HeliumHelium69%OxygenOxygen1%PhosphorusPhosphorus6%Created by: Shankar Kumar. Statistics based on 4740 answers in 4 languages »elements riddles » Play astronomy quiz and see all the questions.