Well the sun just popped over the mountain. It’s 6:32 AM! In
that isn’t much of an event because the brightness is filtered through and across a myriad of trees, hills, buildings and house roofs. But here there in nothing at all between us and the mountain that it pops up over. Ohio
And that makes for a spectacular event every day. First the sky lightens of course. And then there is a brighter spot over the notch where the sun will appear. For a while it brightens and brightens until you can see a slice of the sun peeking over the edge. But even that is not sunrise. The slice gradually gets larger and larger then unexpectedly the whole orb of the sun shoots above the mountain and the whole world is suddenly bright. Not just turn-on-the-lamp-bright but turn-on-all-the-flood-lights-in-the-entire-stadium-bright.
Honestly, once in your life you should make an effort to be in the desert and see the sunrise over the mountains.