To go along with the sequence that enlarged the sun 3 times more than normal (shown below), this one enlarges the sun four times normal. Along the lines of the previous comments, many would aver that the sun in this image "looks right" compared to its path, especially when compared to the picture that shows the sun at its actual size.
Indeed, when people are asked to imagine placing their little fingers, held at arm's length, next to the moon in the sky, they typically guess that the moon (about the same apparent size as the sun, hence the ability to cause total eclipses!) is twice as big as the little finger, and even larger if the moon is near the horizon. In fact, the moon is about 1/2 the size of the little finger (try it! My mind rebels at this, too!). The guessed apparent size is four times the actual apparent size. Thus, we tend to prefer images with larger-than-life suns.
Entries written by NSO Docents and Educators
Operators of the NSO and teachers in local high school and middle schools.