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## if the earth is round then why does the sun go up and down?

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if the earth is round then why does the sun go up and down?......

if the earth is round then why does the sun go up and down?

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goring say: Because of the apparent relativity motion of the Earth and the Sun.
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goeers2001 say: Go back to school.
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realdolby say: We follow the sun has it makes its long journey around the milkyway..It is Earth that goes dark when facing away from the sun.We travel at 26000mph forward whilst rotating at around 500 mph.
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Tom S say: It does not go up and down, the rotation of the (spherical) Earth makes it appear that way.
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JSG say: The earth rotates and revolves around the sun, that's why the sun appears to rise and set. The sun is stationary.
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Ronald 7 say: Earth spins, so the Sun arcs round the sky during the day
It makes sense then that Earth is a globe
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quantumclaustrophobe say: It doesn't. The Earth simply turns.
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nineteenthly say: Rotation.
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Jeffrey K say: The sun doesn't move at all. The earth rotates.
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jimmy say: The earth is flat , it’s your eyesight and cornisa that make you see it as round.
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knack say: stand in one spot next to a chair and rotate in a circle the chair does not move you do but it come around over and over

now walk around the chair and rotate that is what the earth does in relation to the sun
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gink say: What do you want it to do ?
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say: Path of orbit.
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Sharon say: Earth is NOT "round". Pizzas are round. Earth is approximately spherical. Hold a basketball next to a pizza if this is hard to understand
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Crazy Jon say: It is suspended on a really BIG piece of elastic. Eventually it will stop bouncing, and will stay in the same place
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Adullah M say: Because the earth rotate around itself on its axis North -South , in anti clock wise direction , so it is as if the sun rising in the East and setting at the night time in the West. This phenomena can happen because the world is round.
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MysteryGuy say: I think its to do with the moon colour or something.
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Rick B say: it doesn't. It arches across the sky.

Of course the earth actually rotates. The sun stays in one place. Surely you have taken 3rd grade science?
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Katzen say: The earth rotates on its axis, and the sun stays in the same position (relatively speaking), so it would appear to the person standing still on earth that the sun is going up and down.
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inclusive_disjunction say: The Sun goes up and down BECAUSE the Earth is round.
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Steven say: If you travel to the North or South Pole in "Summer", you will see the sun "travel" all way around you without going "down" for months. This because from the Earth is spinning beside the sun. Closer to the equator, we turn away from the sun at night and back around again in the morning.
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duke_of_urls say: The Sun does not go up and down. Instead, since the Earth is rotating on its axis, the eastern horizon is rotated out of the way in your morning to reveal the Sun. At the end of the day, the western horizon is rotated to hide the Sun.

One could say that, instead of the Sun going up, and then down, the eastern horizon goes down and later, the western horizon comes up, as your position on Earth rotates always toward the East.
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Fido say: If you mean across the year it's because the Earth is tilted at 23 degrees and so at noon at different times of the year the sun is at different angles above the horizon. Walk around a lamp with a spinning football with a dot on and you'll see that dot is sometimes under direct light and sometimes askance to it.
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Al say: WHAT? The Earth is spinning on its axis. As the earth turns it LOOKS LIKE THE SUN IS GOING UP OR DOWN, but that is really NOT what the sun is doing. Grab a little research and education. Plenty of vids on youtube explaining this MOST FUNDAMENTAL of phenomena.
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say: Because it's spinning like a merry-go-round.
come into view, then disappear every time it
went around. Didn't they?
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poldi2 say: The sun doesn't move, the Earth rotates so at a specific location on the surface the sun appears to rise in the east, cross the sky, and set in the west.
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PhotonX say: Earth is actually a pin point. It just looks flat to you because you're extremely nearsighted.
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Bill-M say: Because the Earth IS round.
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Funnelweb say: There are two possible explanations: one is consistent with a round (roughly spherical) Earth, the other is more consistent with a flat Earth.

The round Earth explanation is that the Sun doesn't actually go up or down in the Earth's gravitational field. Instead the Earth rotates on its axis every 24 hours. Each part of the Earth turns towards the Sun in the morning, and the Sun becomes visible on the horizon. As the Earth continues to turn the Sun appears higher in the sky, until midday when the continued rotation makes the Sun appear to sink. Eventually the Sun sets as the part of the Earth you are on turns away from the Sun.

The flat Earth hypothesis is that in the morning it is cool, but the temperature increases. The Sun gets hotter and rises like a hot air balloon. Then in the afternoon it gets cooler and starts to sink, just like a hot air balloon if you stop applying the heat.

The flat Earth hypothesis predicts that the Sun will always be rising at the same time everywhere. THe round Earth hypothesis predicts that the Sun will be rising in one part of the Earth, but setting elsewhaere on the Earth at the same time. We can test these ideas right now on yahoo Answers.

Where I am now it is 11:18 am. The Sun rose at 6:39 am (almost five hours ago) and is high in the sky. Where is the Sun where you are, and what time is it?
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mungledjerry say: The sun is a giant Yoyo
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drake say: Unless you’ve been to space, you don’t know whether it is flat or ball. Please just give it up.
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CarolOklaNola say: The Earth rotates is Why. WHERE the Sun rises and sets along the horizon changes,_assuming your location on Earth does NOT change.
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Acetek say: the earth is not round it is a sphere.
the sun does not go up and down the earth spins giving the appearance that the sun is moving
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Choose a bloody best answer. It's not hard. say: I've read your profile. You opened a new one to try those lame attempts?
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