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Why does sun move so fast while it is setting in the sea?

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05/24/2007

The sun does not move at all. In fact, the Earth is moving around the sun. The Earth, and thus it appears that the sun, moves at a constant rate. The reason the sun appears to set faster is because the surface of the ocean is relatively flat and does not allow for the sun's rays to linger by reflection or illumination with topographical features.