This Is Why Moon And Sun Appear To Be The Same Size

The sun is 400 times bigger than the moon and yet they appear to be roughly the same size. But have you ever wondered how is that happening?

Well, this actually occurs because of a strange coincidence.

Even though the sun is 400 times larger than the moon, it is also 400 times farther away from Earth. These two qualities cancel each other out, and this is why the sun ends up looking the same size as the moon to us.

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Photo: EarthSky

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