Hi, im new here but have been lurking for a few weeks . I love some of the collective explainations I have read on here, I was wondering if someone would help explain something to me. I was online reading about the ecliptic and it said:
"as the sun moves along the ecliptic against a background of stars which are there even though you cannot see them against the blue sky, the sun therefore appears also to move north and south of the celestial equator" Here is the website im looking at:
Measuring the sky
Why is this? I did not follow their 'therefore..'. This is probably really simple to you all but I am not getting why the sun appears to rise and set at different spots and traverse the sky at different angles. The second pic on the website shows a schematic of what Im talking about. The sun is fixed so is the earth tilting on its axis to create this, im confused...