2nd October 2019

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Why does the sun rise in the East and set in the west?

For the moment, let us just think about one motion - - Earth's spin (or rotation) on its axis. Earth rotates or spins toward the east, and that's why the Sun, Moon, planets, and stars all rise in the east and make their way westward across the sky.

In this regard, which side does the sun rise?

Each day the rising and setting points change slightly. At the summer solstice, the Sun rises as far to the northeast as it ever does, and sets as far to the northwest. Every day after that, the Sun rises a tiny bit further south. At the fall equinox, the Sun rises due east and sets due west.

Which way is the sun?

Exact sunrise direction depends on time of year and your latitude. The further from the equator you are, the further from East and West the sun will rise and set in June and December.

Where the sun rises first in India?

In 1999, it was discovered that Dong in Arunachal Pradesh, which also happens to be the easternmost place in India, experiences the first sunrise of the country. Ever since that, visitors have been flocking the state and covering an 8 kilometer trek only to see the sun rise from behind the mountains.
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