West or Occident is one of the four cardinal directions or points of the compass. It is the opposite direction from east and is the direction in which the sun sets.

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Hurricane Ian Enters the Gulf of Mexico – Headed Toward the West Coast of Florida

See the mighty Delta IV Heavy rocket's final West Coast launch in these stunning photos

Hurricane Ian to reach Category 3 before hitting Cuba, turning toward West Florida

ULA's Delta 4 prepares for final West Coast launch as Vandenberg seeks new tenants

Outer space is not the 'Wild West': There are clear rules for peace and war

Diamonds found in four meteorites in north-west Africa probably came from an ancient dwarf planet, and they are expected to be harder than Earth diamonds

Faster in the Past: New seafloor images of West Antarctic Ice Sheet upend understanding of Thwaites Glacier retreat

Drastic Cuts to Colorado River Water Use Show Depth of West's Drought

Did a second killer asteroid finish the dinosaurs off? Crater in West Africa hints yes.

Did the asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs have a sibling? Crater in West Africa hints maybe.

Scientists Issue Plan for Rewilding the West With Gray Wolf and North American Beaver

Climate change leads to invasive insect expansion on West Coast

Rewilding Could Benefit Ecosystem in American West, New Study Says

Why Does the American West Have So Many Wildfires?

Footprints Discovery Suggests Ancient ‘Ghost Tracks’ May Cover the West

Ongoing Megadrought Puts the West in 'Uncharted Waters'

Russia's withdrawal from the International Space Station could mean the early demise of the orbital lab — and sever another link with the West

No 'Safe Space' for 12 key ocean species on North American West Coast

Climate warming, water management impacts on West Florida's continental shelf

Russia Ousts Anti-West Space Chief And Announces New Ride-Sharing Deal With NASA To Space Station