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SUN: The American Sign Language (ASL) sign for "sun"
The sign for "sun" has several versions. Use whatever version your local teacher or Deaf friends use.
Here is version of "sun" that is based on the sign "sunlight" (like a ray of sunlight coming down from the sky.) If you just do a small movement, it is interpreted as "sun." If you do a larger downward movement it will be interpreted as "sunlight."
Circle a flattened "O" handshape once and then bring it downward an inch or two as you open it up.
Sample sentence: "Why do pilots wear sun glasses?"
= PLANE-PERSON USE SUN GLASSES, WHY?
Note: Usually I tend to just spell S-U-N and sign glasses.
As with most compound signs, the movements are condensed and quick.
There is another popular version of the sign for "sun" that uses a "C" handshape.
Start near the eye and move it up into the "sky."
SUN ("C"-hand version):
Note: The "C"-hand version of SUN is somewhat paired with the sign for "moon." The sign for "sun" uses a full "C" hand, whereas the sign for "moon" uses just the thumb and index finger.
You can also use the "C" hand version to show the sun in a specific location:
Another version of SUN is produced by the dominant hand's index finger drawing a circle in the air:
SUNSET ("C" hand version):
SUNSET ("O" hand version):
SUNRISE ("O" hand version):
SUN BEATING DOWN:
SUN BEATING DOWN (version 2):
SUN BATHE / TAN / TANNING / SUN TAN / LAYING OUT / LYING OUT:
See: STARSee: DAY
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