But Mert did explain, which, in truth I don't understand, why within a week the place on the horizon from which the sun rises has moved definitely northward. A week or slightly more ago it was directly in front of me. Now it's over to the left several degrees. Says Mert, "the timing near the solstice is a sine curve; so it does appaer to change positions more rapidly than it does near the equinoxes." Okay -- I see it, but I need much more explanation if I am to understand.
Although, in truth, I don't need any explanation. I look at the colors spreading across the sky -- that wonder holds my attention each morning.