Faced with a starry, cloudless night, it’s hard to ignore the vastness of things we don’t understand. But someone looking at the stars has likely sought out this feeling. First, one must travel away from air and light pollution, do so on a cloudless night, and then make an active effort to look up. Looking up at the sky is hard to do while doing anything else. If you were walking for instance, that would require craning your neck back at least 45 degrees and hoping nothing appears in front of you. Possible, but impractical. No, someone looking up at a starry night sky has sought out those feelings of awe and transcendence.
Sunrise and sunsets are different. First, the best ones need clouds, though the cloudless ones are nice in their own way. Second, being positioned on the horizon they are easily in view. Looking at the sunset is much like looking at a window, you can choose to look through the window to what’s beyond, or choose instead to check your appearance. You can choose to look at the sunset, or instead to engage in whatever else is on your mind. But you can’t do both at once.
To get the sunset, give in to it.