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The short answer is because it's summer in the northern hemisphere. The sun is over the horizon for more than 1/2 of each 24 hour rotation of the earth, so it has to be visible north of east at sunrise and/or north of west at sunset. Timeanddate.com for Valetta gives you a plot, and says that at 05:50 local time today, the sun really was at 62°, i.e. ENE. ...


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During the summer, days are longer. We are now about 2 weeks away from the longest day. A day gets longer by the sun rising north-easterly and setting north-westerly. The degree of northerness will depend on where you are. The closer to the equator the less pronounced the differences are. You can use a sun calculator for visualization. For Malta specifically ...


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