Player Start Orientation

I am following the quick start guide, which seems to be simple enough, but I struggle with the player start actor. As you can see on the following image (top view), I have set the player starting position and an atmospheric fog. The latter is oriented towards the player start. The player itself is not facing the sun disk from the fog directly, but another direction:

However, when I start the simulation the player does look directly into the sun disk:

From my understanding, since the orientation of the player start does not look towards the atmospheric fog, the sun disk should not be visible (in the center of the player camera), but it is.

What am I missing here?