Observed from the same geographical location, why does the sun rises from different points on the horizon during different parts of the year?

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  • $\begingroup$ Related, possible duplicate: astronomy.stackexchange.com/q/39670/16685 $\endgroup$
    – PM 2Ring
    Commented Jan 12, 2023 at 10:34
  • $\begingroup$ I think that the questions of these two threads are different. In mine it is about a location on the horizon at the sunset time, not any angle as in their thread. $\endgroup$
    – Janiik N.
    Commented Jan 12, 2023 at 13:28
  • $\begingroup$ The azimuth and altitude angles give the location of a celestial body relative to the horizon and the meridian (the north-south line). Eg, a body on the horizon that's 80° east of north has an azimuth of 80°. Please see en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Azimuth $\endgroup$
    – PM 2Ring
    Commented Jan 12, 2023 at 14:14
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    $\begingroup$ The top answer to the linked question explains not only what happens, but why it happens. It's because the Earth is tilted with respect to its orbit. $\endgroup$ Commented Jan 12, 2023 at 16:13
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    $\begingroup$ Thank you David for your explanation. $\endgroup$
    – Janiik N.
    Commented Jan 12, 2023 at 18:00


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