posted on Apr, 10 2006 @ 05:30 AM
The answer is simple ... They're not the same size. Its a common misconception that the moons disk is exactly the same size as the suns, infact their
sizes change all the time.
In a total eclipse the moons disk is normally bigger than the suns and in an annular eclipse the moons disk is smaller than the suns causing a "ring
of fire" effect. Rarely, in a hybrid eclispe the moons disk changes size during totality and the eclipse can change from a total to a hybrid or the
I cant really think of any concievable conspracy theory relating to this and any that you hear are surely total rubbish because of everything I said