Tried for effect. The sun is directly behind this street light in Whitby. Wanted it to look bright and lit.
ISO100. EOS 7D with 18/125 OS Sigma at 125mm actual. Minus 2 stops compensation. Direct viewfinder observation. About 1/2000 @ f11 - much of the glare was nullified by the lamp.
( A comment here, viewing the sun directly is dangerous, I know. Using a DSLR viewfinder means you are viewing a virtual image, not a direct image. Do not view with direct vision viewfinders! Even then, the sun can damage the various sensors in the camera. Keep time to a minimum and do not use live view for long - you are then putting a full focused sun onto the sensor and can ruin it.)
Flash and lighting