Did You Know An Amazing Coincidence Makes The Moon Appear The Same Size As The Sun During An Eclipse

One of Earth’s free entertaining shows, the solar eclipse is definitely one of the most spectacular. But have you ever stopped to wonder something bizarre?

 

During the solar eclipse, the moon appears to be more or less the same size as the sun yet we know quite well that the moon is much smaller. So how does it match in size?

It’s all thanks to an amazing coincidence. That is, the moon is 400 times smaller than sun but 400 times closer to Earth. This means the differences are virtually canceled out and they appear to be exactly the same size…well not exactly but give or take!

Because of variations in the Earth’s orbit, the distance of the moon from us also varies. Therefore during an eclipse, there may or may not be a perfect eclipse even if it is meant to be a total eclipse.

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