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Soumyadeep Mukherjee
Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Equipment Details:

Nikon D5600, Sigma 150-600c, Solar filter

Post-processing Details:

Pipp, ACW, PS

Image Details:

Battle of the Sun(s).

4th January marked the Perihelion, the day of the year when the sun is closest from Earth. This image shows a comparison of the size between the sun in Perihelion (when Sun is closest to Earth) and Aphelion from 2021. Although the difference in their sizes is not as apparent as that of Moon in Perigee and Apogee, the Sun in Perihelion is 3% larger in the sky than the Sun in Aphelion (1 arcminute larger).

Both the images were taken with the same equipment at same focal length (600mm) from the same location (Kolkata, India).

Gear: Nikon D5600, Sigma 150-600c, Thousand Oaks Solar Filter (white-light)

Software: PIPP, Adobe Camera Raw, Photoshop

Date: 2nd January 2021 and 5th July 2021

Location: Kolkata, India