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 43% the Sunthe Sun18%the Moonthe Moon23%both are identicalboth are identical14%sometimes the Moon, sometimes the Sunsometimes the Moon, sometimes the Sun43%Created by: pan Krzyżówka. Statistics based on 10083 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 44% in Januaryin January44%in Marchin March6%in Junein June33%there is no differencethere is no difference15%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 12798 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 September14%16th of August16th of August7%NeverNever55%Created by: София. Statistics based on 20513 answers in 2 languages »astronomy 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 68% GoldGold21%HeliumHelium68%OxygenOxygen1%PhosphorusPhosphorus8%Created by: Shankar Kumar. Statistics based on 11521 answers in 4 languages »elements 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.easy 70% 3 seconds3 seconds15%1 minute1 minute6%8 minutes8 minutes70%1 hour1 hour7%Created by: Hitter smasher. Statistics based on 18393 answers in 2 languages »light riddles » Play astronomy quiz and see all the questions.