nartreb wrote:Think about it folks, at the arctic circle on the June solstice, the sun never quite sets - it just touches the horizon for a few minutes. At that moment what is its compass position? (Hint, it's neither west nor east.)
When trying to understand sun angles, the problem with the below map is it's a flat rectangle, and the Earth is not.
The sun direction at sunrise and sunset can be envisioned with the below map. At sunrise and sunset, the direction of the sun is perpendicular to the boundary between light and dark (day and night):