Lunar eclipses show that they are approximately the same size. It could be a visual illusion though.Often heard and it is often repeated that the moon and the sun appear the same size in the sky because of some 'fluke' and size/ distance etc.
Did a little exercise a while back to test this.
Same camera (Canon 5d Mk3), same lens (Canon L series 24-105), same focal length (105mm) same location.
The moon is clearly not the same size as the sun. These photos were taken 3 days apart, 7th Feb 2016 for the sun and 10th Feb 2016 for the moon.
Does the moon move that much in 2 days to make it appear smaller? Not sure. optical illusion?
All I know is, from my perspective, the moon is a good bit smaller, and a different shape to the sun. (note, the octagon shape of the sun is the aperture on the lens)
Love to hear your thoughts! I am sure there is a Wikipedia explanation for this?
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