I know this should be a trivial question, but I still will ask it as I have a knot it my head...
The Web Mercator is distorting shapes and areas further from the equator. This is why Greenland is so big on a static world map.
When I would drag down greenland over the equator in QGIS, the size is still way too big. I am wondering why. I imagined that the distortion in size would have been compensated by it being closer to the Equator now?
I guess it is the initial size it has on a Web Mercator map that makes it so wrong, even when interactively dragging it further south?!