About Thorondor’s size


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Nicholas Palazzo

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I wonder if however big he is made it can be such that when flying at his usual height he casts a shadow with a 30 fathom wingspan. That way it pays homage to the recorded size while still being workable.
I was going to say that in order for that to happen, he would have to be about 62 million miles closer to the sun, then I realized that Arien is much closer than Sol... For now.


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Exactly; eagles are just naturally close to the sun, and we're all ignoring physics ;) But why not use the long shadows of sunset to pull off this effect?

The Eagle​
He clasps the crag with crooked hands;​
Close to the sun in lonely lands,​
Ring'd with the azure world, he stands.​
The wrinkled sea beneath him crawls;​
He watches from his mountain walls,​
And like a thunderbolt he falls.​