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Interesting facts about the sunrise you probably never knew

Photos Logo Photos | Slide 1 of 12: Aitutaki, Southern Group, Cook Islands, Aitutaki Atoll, Pacific

The sunrise is actually an illusion since the sun never goes away; it's the face of the Earth that moves away from it. As our planet rotates toward the east, the sun appears to "rise" in that direction.

(Pictured) Aitutaki Lagoon, Cook Islands

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