One of the most common of natures phenomena is the sunrise, watched by millions of people throughout history, always pretty and never boring. The Bible mentions sunrise many times and I included several appropriate verses throughout the article.
During this time of year there is a small gap in the buildings surrounding me, which enables a clear view of the sunrise in the east. I cannot see the exact sunrise, as the Samaria mountains block the horizon, but I do manage to see a few minutes after it. The series of photos show how each day the sun moves southward (the movement is actually the Earth movement in its orbit).
Sunday 25-Sep-2016. There were plenty of clouds so seeing the sunrise location was impossible, however, the photos are still nice.
Genesis 32:31 (ASV)
Monday, September 26th. The hill's name is "Jabel Taruja" where an ancient tomb is located. The hill is about 36km from my location.
The palm tree, however, is just 400m from the camera
Jonah 4:8 (CEB)
Birds are very active in the morning, so at some point they are likely to fly in front of the sun, making a nice photo.
Tuesday 27/9/2016 - Notice the change in the sun's location.
Here is a video of the sunrise at six times speed:
and here are the last photos as the clouds "swallows" the sun.
Judges 9:33 (KJV)
2 Kings 3:22 (CJB)
On Wednesday the sunrise is just to the left of the palm tree
2 Samuel 23:4 (NKJV)
But on Thursday 29/9 it is on the tree's right
And more birds
Malachi 4:2 (CJB)
Friday 30/9/2016 and the sun continues moving further south.
Psalm 104:22 (NKJV)
Sunday 2-Oct-2016 marked the last day of the Hebrew year 5776, and what a beautiful sunrise on this day
Malachi 1:11 (NKJV)
To summarize the article, here is a wider photo from 29/9/2016 with added arrows to mark the sunrise locations some days before and after. The changes are considerable.
|Sunrise 29/9 with location on nearby dates marked|
The apparent movement of the sun in the sky is a combination of two movements: the Earth revolving around its axis is the daily motion of the sun in the sky from sunrise to sunset, and the yearly movement of Earth in its orbit around the sun causing small changes in the sun's location during the seasons. That small change is shown in the series above as every day the sunrise is in a slightly different place.