The Size of the Sun As Seen From Each Planet

What It Shows

Super simple, not much as far as style, but a fun concept done cleanly and clearly. This infographic shows relative sizes of the sun in the sky depending on which planet you would be looking at it from.

Why It’s Good

I know there isn’t a ton going on here, but I’m amazed at how powerful it is, mostly because it’s just not something I ever thought of. There’s something moving about thinking of this many-times-larger Mercurial sun, or the cold distance from Saturn.

What It’s Missing

It’s pretty damn ugly. I’d like to see someone artsify this one.

This infographic was found by me on Reddit but was sourced here

  • Phoenix-Larry

    I was looking for something like this image to show how the sun compares in size after I saw a two-sun comparative view on Wikipedia between what a solar spacecraft inside of Mercury’s orbit versus the size as we see it on earth. Before I found this, I found one at “” (If I can show the source address instead of pulling the image over here!)