Sun

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Does the sun always rise in the east?

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Answer: The answer has to be no. Some people toss out cosmic counterexamples. Venus and Uranus rotate in the opposite direction from Earth. From a hypothetical non rotating
platform in space, the sun doesn’t rise or set at all. A difficult interviewer will disallow these answers and rephrase the question as “Does the sun always rise in the east on Earth?”

The answer is still no. At the North Pole, there is no such thing as east. Every direction is south. During the six-month polar “day,” the sun rises in the south and sets in the south.
The opposite holds for the South Pole, where every direction is north.

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