See how the sun’s light at sunset shrinks and trails after it – not at all what we would expect to see if the sun is 93,000,000 miles away.
The sun doesn’t “fade away into the distance (vanishing point), because of what I call Celestial Perspective. If you were standing next to a train the train is as big as it’s ever going to get. As the train goes away it can only get smaller and smaller eventually shrinking to a dot and vanishing into your horizon. The reason for that is, it occupies the same plane as you.
Celestial Perspective is different. Let me explain. When the sun is “NEXT” to you it’s vertically “next” to you, BUT ON A MUCH HIGHER PLANE THAN YOU – in other words it’s high, directly over your head. So due to its distance away VERTICALLY, its already experienced a VISUAL REDUCTION IN SIZE compared to what it would be if it was really next to you.
Then, as it goes away from you IT VISUALLY LOWERS as it follows the convergence lines down to your horizon essentially keeping its distance the same. The going away and the lowering OFFSET one another so there’s no change in size.
Kinda like if you’re flying a kite and it’s a mile up. It will appear a certain size. Now imagine it takes a dive to the ground, BUT ITS STRING STAYS TAUGHT. It hits the ground STILL A MILE FROM YOU, but instead of being a mile away vertically it’s a mile away horizontally. IT WOULD STILL APPEAR THE SAME SIZE EVEN THOUGH IT IS NOW A MILE DOWN THE ROAD FROM YOU.
That’s the difference between regular perspective that we’re all familiar with and what I call Celestial Perspective, something we’ve never been taught.
If the sun is 93 million miles away and a million miles in diameter (give or take – my guess is as good as theirs), the sun rays should be completely parallel to one another – where we see them coming through the clouds, right?… But we don’t… they splay out or diverge. Perspective will converge parallel lines that are PARALLEL TO THE OBSERVER’S EYE PLANE, that’s true.