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Emoji Meaning

This emoji represents the sun and is often used to symbolize warmth, brightness or positive energy.

Meaning and explanation


The ☀ emoji represents a stylized image of the sun.


This emoji is often used to symbolize nice weather, sunshine, warmth, light, or generally positive moods or feelings. It can also be used to symbolize morning or the beginning of the day, as the sun is associated with sunrise.


The sun emoji ☀ was introduced as part of Unicode 1.1 in 1993.

How to use

This emoji can be used in a variety of contexts. Here are a few examples:

"Nice weather today! ☀"
"Hope you have a sunny day! ☀"
"Wake up with the sun. ☀"


There are several other weather emoji that could be used similarly to the sun emoji to describe different weather conditions. Some examples are:

🌦: Sun behind a rain cloud, symbolizing changeable weather.
🌤: Sun behind small cloud, symbolizing partly cloudy weather.
☁️: Cloud, symbolizing cloudy weather.
🌧: Cloud with rain, symbolizes rainy weather.

Compared to these emoji, the sun emoji ☀ clearly symbolizes sunny weather and is generally seen as more positive or cheerful. In contrast, emojis such as 🌧 or ☁️ could be perceived as neutral or even slightly negative, depending on the viewer's attitude toward rain or cloudy weather.

Other names

The emoji is also known by the following names.

  • Sun
  • Sunshine

Popular name:


Emotional Classification

First, we take a look at the basic emotion, the core of the emoji's nature. Then we will look at the secondary emotions that the emoji can evoke in us.

Basic Emotions
  • Joy
  • Love
Secondary Emotions
  • optimistic
  • glad
  • satisfied

Examples and how to use

In this section, we examine the emotional impact of emojis. We will use examples to show how emojis can evoke different emotions in the reader depending on the context.

Basic emotion example

Today is a beautiful day! ☀😎

Associated feelings
  • enthusiastic
  • glad
  • optimistic

Basic emotion example

You radiate so much happiness today. ☀

Associated feelings
  • enthusiastic
  • surprised
  • optimistic

Basic emotion example

Sun, beach and sea - all I need. ☀🏖️

Associated feelings
  • enthusiastic
  • glad
  • in love
General Information
Unicode-NameBlack Sun with Rays
Category Travel & Places




Keywordssun, sun rays, sunny, rays, weather
Unicode-Version Unicode 1.1
Emoji-Version Emoji 1.0