This image shows views of the Sun and the Earth at two different time periods in history. Going from left to right, top to bottom, you see the Sun as depicted by the Anasazi around 1000 A.D., the Sun as seen from a satellite around 2000 A.D., the Earth as the Islamic artists depicted it around 1000 A.D., and the Earth as viewed from Apollo 11 around 2000 A.D. A lot can change in a thousand years!
Windows to the Universe original image