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No. The sun rises in the east and sets in the west everywhere on Earth. it does appear to be more southerly or northerly depending upon your latitude.

The above is true; however, the sun does appear to rise over the Pacific Ocean and set over the Atlantic Ocean at the ends of the canal.

This answer is wrong although the author gets a little of it right, sort of. I have no idea what the second author is trying to say.

First let me, like the first author, say it depends on your latitude. Let me correct the author's statement in his/her second paragraph. The sun does rise in the east and set in the west if you are standing on the equator (0 degrees latitude) The sun rise doesn't appear to move south or north; it actually does move to a more northerly or more southerly point on the horizon, depending on your latitude and the time of year.

Anyone who has visited an extreme northern clime, let's say Fairbanks, (63 degrees north) has seen the sun set in the east for months at a time. But even most Alaskans don't think about it. It is hard to imagine but if you ever see it, or see a video of it you will understand. This phenomenon is what causes the midnight sun in Alaska.

At certain times of the year, near the summer solstice, the sun rises in the east like we all expect it to. It climbs to its zenith in the west then comes back down and sets in the east, very near the point it set.

That distance between the point on the horizon where the sun sets and rises moves further apart each day so that on the equinox the sun travels directly over head, 12 hours of sun up 12 hours of darkness.

Still not convinced? Think about this. If you are standing on the North Pole, in the summer season, the sun doesn't rise or set in the east or the west.

My suggestion is you stop using sites like this to get your knowledge. Go to a site that lists sunrise and sunset times for any place on the globe for any day of the year.

So now I will ask you, does the sun ever rise in the west?

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Q: Does the sun appear to rise in the west and set in the east at the Panama Canal?
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Why does the sun appear to rise in the west and set in the east at the Panama Canal?

It doesn't. However, the geography of Panama is confusing enough that some people get confused about which way they are facing. The Isthmus of Panama separates the Caribbean Sea from the Pacific Ocean. But it isn'tt straight; it twists like a string of spaghetti. The Panama Canal itself is more North-South than East-West. And yes, the Caribbean end of the Canal is a little west of the Pacific end of the canal!

Does the sun rise in the east or west on the isthmus of panama?

Curiously enough, the Sun rises first on the "WESTERN" end of the Panama Canal! It's a trick of geography; the Isthmus of Panama curls north from South America, then turns southwest, then north again. The Canal doesn't go east & west; it is more north & south, but the southern end of the Canal, in the Pacific Ocean, is actually just a little EAST of the northern, Atlantic end.

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Rise in the East and set in the West.

What is a fact about Panama?

well a interesting faCT ABOUT PANAMA IS THAT IT HAS A PANAMA CANAL.. Did you know that panama is the only place where you can see the sun rise in the pacific and set in the Atlantic? Well it is true. Believe it or not!

Do the stars rise in the sky from the east?

Earth rotates toward the east, so all stars appear to rise in the east.

Does the moon rise west?

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because earth rotates on its axis toward the east.

Does the sun appear to rise in the west and set in the east in New York?


Where does the sun rise in the Atlantic ocean and set in the Pacific ocean?

On the Panama Canal because of the way the oceans curve into the land

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