If the sun disappeared, would we still see the image of the sun for 8 minutes?

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Ok so this might sound like a dumb question but I read it takes 8 minutes for light to reach earth and if the sun disappeared or went dark, we would have roughly 8 minutes of light before it got dark. Would the image of the sun still be there also or would we just have light for 8 minutes without a visible source?

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Yes, the light it emitted at the moment of disappearing would still be on the way.

Incidentally, gravity also travels at the speed of light, so we wouldn’t notice anything amiss until suddenly the light stopped.

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