In which your friendly neighborhood Flat Earthers tell you what’s wrong with the standard model for that solar eclipse that’s going on:
One of the greatest assets of Science is that it does not trust coincidences. However, and rather contrarily, the purported “distance and size” relationship between the sun and moon with respect to each other and the earth rests on perhaps the biggest coincidence of all time.
The popular heliocentric model currently alleges the Sun is 400 times farther from the Earth than the Moon is from the Earth, and that the Moon is 400 times smaller than the Sun is, which creates the illusion that they are the same size (an illusion which can be viewed in reality on August 21st, 2017, across a swath of the United States, and significant portions of the Pacific and Atlantic oceans).
From a Flat Earth perspective, the Sun and Moon are just as they appear to be — the same size — and that is why the Moon is able to fully occlude the Sun during the lunar-solar alignment.
It may be prudent to ask what is more likely: that two celestial objects of radically different sizes and distances from earth fit “snug-as-a-bug-in-a-rug” or two celestial objects that look the same size are in fact the same size?
Obviously they’re trying to keep us in the dark.