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    in/on the horizon

    Could we use 'on' to replace 'in' in the following two sentences? What's the difference between 'on' and 'in' the horizon?

    On the fifth day after we left port, towards sunset, a heavy black cloud was seen in the horizon ahead, and, as it grew dark, a constant succession of flashes of vivid lightning appeared to dart from it.

    In the far horizon a silvery Grayhound bus appears.

    Thank you in advance.

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    Re: in/on the horizon

    On the (far) horizon is correct.

    Rover

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    Re: in/on the horizon

    The horizon is a line: 'in the distance' but 'on the horizon'.

    b

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