Those who are familiar with the gayatri mantra know that the sun is a direct reminder and is intimately connected to the energy of the Supreme. This is similar to the earlier image except taken at 11mm and exposure set at 0. This image has not been processed.
OM tat savitur vareṇyaṃ
bhargo devasya dhīmahi
dhiyo yó naḥ pracodayāt
For a complex translation / meaning of gayatri you can go here.