Sun and Moon Dance

It has always been a wonder to me how the Sun and Moon are almost exactly the same size when viewed from Earth. What are the chances?

The diameter of the Sun is around 400 times bigger than the Moon, but it is 400 times further away from us so they appear similar in size. Whether it is a coincidence or not, who knows.

The Earth is an amazing place and we tend to focus a great deal on ourselves. But all you have to do is look up at the stars on a clear night to realise how insignificant we really are. This simple act puts everything back into perspective, as well as being one one of the most awe inspiring shows from Earth. And it is free!

2 thoughts on “Sun and Moon Dance

  1. Wow Gabrielle, I can honestly and almost shamefully admit that I’ve never thought about the moon and sun looking about the same size… it does make you think.
    I watched a short video on you tube recently of Captain Paul Wilson of the Sea Shepherd and he likened us humans as mere travelers on a gigantic space ship (planet earth) that travels around the galaxy at 500 miles a second. The custodians or the crew as it were are bacteria, worms, insects and fish and without our crew we will die in our own waste. These beings that some of us would consider to be quite “insignificant” are bigger and far more important to this earth than we are, which probably then makes us very small potatoes 😉

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