Last week in Europe there was a solar eclipse.
Is the moon the same size as the sun? No. What you see is a wonderful illusion.
To show this, Marlaco and Fahmo photographed the big blue ball and the baseball. If the baseball is close, and the big blue ball is far away, they look the same size. But as Marlaco shows, the blue ball is much bigger than the baseball. It is the same in a solar eclipse. The moon looks like it is the same size as the sun, because it is so much closer to earth. It’s pretty amazing, and we look forward to the solar eclipse that will be coming to North America in 2017!