MinutePhysics: Find out how large the sun really is.

How Big Is the Sun? Increase Your Spatial Awareness in Under Two Minutes.

How Big Is the Sun? Increase Your Spatial Awareness in Under Two Minutes.

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April 29 2015 4:09 PM

MinutePhysics: How Big Is the Sun?

The sun and the moon appear the same size. Find out why and how it affects the tides.

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In the video above, the MinutePhysics team explain the relationship between actual and apparent sizes of the sun and moon. Discover the tidal imporantance of their relative sizes and see how they match up against some other celestial bodies.