Reo Matsuo :How come the disk of the sun seems bigger in the early morning hours
Jeanette Linne :outcome of the rays!
Clare Carey :because the earths atmosphere acts like a lens, so the lower the sun or moon to the horizon then the larger they appear :)
Kandeyce Jorden :because you are viewing it through earths atmosphere it bends the light and magnifies it
Rihanna :Because of the thicker layer of earth atmosphere(clouds, ozon,mist)that the sunlight has to travel through.
Amy Adams :It happens because of the refraction of the light.
Meg Wynn Owen :In the mornings, the sun is "lower" and the light has to travel through a thicker layer of air, meeting the air boundary at a bigger angle, so it will change it's direction considerably.
Stephanie Pasterkamp :Later, as the sun moves "up", the angle decreases and the light changes its direction the less. At noon, when the sun reaches its higher position the angle is 0 and the light goes straight without changing its direction.
Lena Farugia :The changes in the light's traveling direction causes that we see the sun disk bigger in the mornings and in the evenings.
Rita Wolf :From where?
Jemma Redgrave :When the sun (or moon) is low on the horizon your eye has things with which to compare it: trees, buildings, hills--for me, Maui (just had to rub that in there, though I actually did take a photo of the moon over Maui night before last).
Traci Bingham :When the moon is high in the sky, you can only compare it to the sky, which is pretty big.