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Does the Sun always rise in the east? Yes and no. It always rises in an easterly direction, but it only rises due east at the equinoxes.

In the northern hemisphere, the summer solstice sunrise is to the northeast, and at its most northerly. Sunrises then move gradually southwards, so that autumn equinox sunrise is due east, and after that they're occurring moving to the southeast. The sunrise is at its most southerly at the winter solstice. In this composite photo by astrophotographer Anthony Ayiomamitis, you can see sunrise in a Greek village at three different times of year.


Mona Evans
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