Can You Consider East and West Directions Permanent
Countries in the Pacific and Asia are considered the “East” while countries in Europe and the
regarded as the “West”. Can you consider east and west directions permanent?
No, east and west directions are not permanent; east and west can interchange
depending on your position on Earth. Only two directions are permanent and
could not interchange or reverse – north and south directions.
When the Sun rises in the
Philippines which is located in the East, the United States
is geographically located on the West. But when the Sun rises in the United States, the Philippines
and the Pacific is geographically located west of the US. Therefore,
there is no permanent east and west directions. East and west can change
position depending on your position on Earth.
On this map, the
Philippines is on the east and the US is on the
west. When the earth rotates, they will change position, Us will be on the east
and the Philippines
will be on the west.
However, in smaller scale, in a particular place, east and west can be permanent. For instance, if you are standing in front of your house facing north – the house on your left is on the east while the house on your left is on the west. If these two houses changed position, you better wake up because you are having a nightmare.