No matter where you are, the sun always rises in the east and sets in the west. “East, west, north, and south” are directions that tell you which way you are facing from anywhere you stand. The Earth is constantly turning around and around on its axis, giving us day when it faces the sun and night when it doesn’t. And because the Earth turns towards the east and the sun stays still, the sun always appears to you, standing on Earth, from that same direction!
By the end of the day, the Earth has turned enough that the sun appears in a different part of the sky, making it set in a different place sky than where it came up!
Sources & links
Nebel, Bernard J. Ph.D. “Chapter Six ”“ Geography, Climates, and the Heavens Above.” Nebel’s Elementary Education. Maryland: Nebel’s Press for Learning, 2001. 109-112. Cain, Fraser. “Earth, Sun, and Moon.” 2009. Universe Today. 12 May 2011