WATCH: The sun isn’t the size you may think it is…

Firstly, you must never look at the sun as it can damage your eyes, but looking at this footage we can see how bright the sun actually is.

The sun looks bigger than the moon in the sky due to it’s brightness.

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However, if you have ever looked at it through a filter of protective glass then you know this isn’t true.

The sun appears actually around the same size the moon when you block out its bright light.

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In actual fact the sun is 400x bigger than the moon but is also 400x further away, this is why both seem at equal distance away.

Check out the video at the top of the page to actually see how big the sun looks from earth.