What makes the sun rise and set?
The sun doesn't actually move. Rather, the earth's rotation (at
approximately 24 hours per revolution) makes the sun appear to
"rise" and "set" as your position on the earth turns in relation to
when one part of the Earth is facing towards the sun it would eventually become dark. this is because now your part of the world is beginning to face away from the sun then eventually again it would begin to face the sun a gain. you may think the sun is moving however we are acutually rotating around the sun.
The reason it is said that the sun appears to rise in the east and set in the west is that it doesn't actually rise or set. From our vantage point, it appears that the sun is moving across the sky when in reality, it is the rotation of our own planet that causes the transition from night to day and so on.
The sun does not technically rise. Words like sunrise and sunset have carried over from a time when we believed that the Earth was at the center of the universe and that the sun revolved around it. However, it is actually the motion of the Earth that makes the sun appear to rise and set. The Earth rotates on its axis at a speed of approximately 1,000 MPH at the equator, making one complete rotation…
That depends on the time of the year. For any position within the polar circles, there will be a time of the year when the Sun doesn't rise, and another time of the year when the Sun doesn't set. That depends on the time of the year. For any position within the polar circles, there will be a time of the year when the Sun doesn't rise, and another time of the year when the…