TO THE EDITOR:
There are those who say the Sun rises in the East and sets in the West — but it never happens.
The Sun does not change its position as it is the center of our universe. Instead what happens is that the Earth turns on its axis every 24 hours and [thus] faces the Sun during half that time. As we come out of the shadow dawn occurs And, as the Earth turns, the Sun appears straight above.
Two other happenings are also taking place. We are orbiting the Sun every 365 1/4th days while our rating is 23 1/2 degrees off kilter to the Sun. As a result seasonal variances of extremes — solstices and equinox — happen.
The ball, which is our Earth, needs human care. What we do to our forests and seas, how we deal with the air. As stewards we have a responsibility to generations yet unborn. Will we accept the challenge?
— Allan Mortenson
360 Ardmore Ave.