Why does Sun rise from the east?

Think one thing that is taken for granted is that Sun rises in the east. In Vaastu this plays a significant role in deciding how the house must be structured.

But why? Must have read in 5th standard but then I-am-not-smarter-than-a-fifth-grader u c. I know it must be connected to moving of earth and some direction in which it is moving and all… But lemme figure out why exactly this happens.

According to this article

Have you ever noticed that as the seasons change, the sun seems to move a little on the horizon? Maybe not. But the Earth is tilted on its axis about 23½ degrees and the orbit of the Earth around the sun is elliptical. These factors effect the apparent position of the sun in the sky. On the Equinox in March and September the sun does rise in the east. At all other times it is slightly north or south of east. At the Summer Solstice and the Winter Solstice in June and December, the sun is significantly shifted from due east. How far? Paste the address below into your browser or click the related link below to see.

So Sun does not really rise from the east always, but then what governs this whole phenomenon. Interestingly, not only Sun, but moon, planets and most of the stars also appear to rise from the east and set in the west.

According to NASA

Earth rotates or spins toward the east, and that’s why the Sun, Moon, planets, and stars all rise in the east and make their way westward across the sky. Suppose you are facing east – the planet carries you eastward as it turns, so whatever lies beyond that eastern horizon eventually comes up over the horizon and you see it!

Fair enough.

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