I recently watched a documentary which said that the sun is 8 light minutes away from the earth. I know that at the rise of the sun we actually see it a few minutes ago, say 2 minutes before it is actually there due to refraction by the atmosphere. Now as these two minutes pass by, the sun actually appears but for its light to come to earth it should take another 8 minutes. That means after these 2 minutes there should be no sunlight for another 8 minutes. But it is not actually there. What's the reason?
I tried but I could not imagine how this process works.