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ES0405  Watching the Sunset

Now we'll examine the rotating model Earth from the other side.

  !   Click the image to see an animation showing locations on Earth as they experience sunset. Use the movie controls to watch the sequence of different continents moving from the light into the dark.

Images captured using Earth and Moon Viewer by John Walker and with satellite imagery provided by the Living Earth, Inc.

Focus on your location on the rotating model Earth again, and step the movie forward to simulate sunset.

Change your point of view and imagine that you are standing at your location on the model Earth. Consider what you would see as your part of Earth turns away from the sun.

5. In what direction does the sun appear to set each day?


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