Why does the sun look so much larger sometimes in the sky?



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    I’m not sure if this is what you’re referring to, but an optical illusion causes the sun to look bigger as it approaches the horizon. The moon does the same. Of course, there are times of year when the earth is closer to the sun, but it’s such a huge distance anyway I doubt you can really tell the difference visually.

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    It really depends on what time of the day the sun is at. At certain times during the day, the sun looks closer than others. Since the earth revolves around the sun, your location on the planet facing the sun will change periodically. Usually, the sun looks much closer during a sunrise or sunset, and farther away during mid-day. 

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