Home » Ask Physics » Why does the sun appear to rise and set though it is actually not moving?

Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 3,084 other subscribers

Archives

Why does the sun appear to rise and set though it is actually not moving?

Share with:


Why does the sun appear to rise and set though it is actually not moving?


Shivangi asks

Answer:

English: Animated image of Earth rotating.

First of all I would like to remind you that it is incorrect to say that “sun is not moving”. Sun is also moving. But the question here is, “Sun appears to rise and set not because of its motion”.

Sunset and sunrise are caused by the rotation of earth. When earth rotates, the position of sun appears to change and it seems as if the sun is revolving around the earth; just like we feel that the ground is revolving around us when we are looking out from a rotating merry-go-round.


Ask a Doubt

Post your Physics Doubts here

Name (required)

Email (required)

Subject

Message/Doubt/Question

Upload a file if required

askphysics@Twitter

Half Yearly Exam Count Down

Half Yearly Exam Count Down KVS Ernakulam RegionOctober 17, 2017
The Half Yearly Examination for Kendriya Vidyalayas of Kerala starts from 17 October 2017
%d bloggers like this: