Creations Appear Gradually
'Moses wrote his account in Hebrew, and he wrote it from the persepective of a person standing on the surface of the earth. These two facts, combined with the knowledge that the universe existed before the beginning of the creative periods, or 'days', help to defuse much of the controversy surrounding the creation account. How so?
A careful consideration of Genesis account reveals that events starting during one 'day' continued into one or more of the following days. For example, before the first creative day started, light from the already existing sun was somehow prevented from reaching the earth's surface, possibly by thick clouds. During the first day this barrier began to clear, allowing diffused light to penetrate the atmosphere.
On the second day, the atmosphere evidently continued to clear, creating a space between the thick clouds above and the ocean below. On the fourth day, the atomosphere had gradually cleared to such an extent that the sun and the moon were made to appear in the expanse of the heavens. In other words. from the perspective of a person on earth, the sun and moon began to be discernible. These events happened gradually.
The Genesis account also relates that as the atmosphere continued to clear, flying creatures - including insects and membranewinged creadtures - started on the fifth day.. However, the Bible indicates that during the sixth day, God was still in the process of forming from the ground every wild beast of the field and every flying creature of the heavens.
Clearly, the Bible's language makes room for the posssiblility of some major events during each day, or creative period, to have occurred gradually rather than instantly, perhaps some of them even lasting into the following creative days.'
There is a lot of perhaps, maybe, allowances made in this attempt to explain the idiosyncracies of the Genesis account of creation.
It's got to be seen with a human viewpoint on the Earth ...looking up.
It's got to allow for God not making the sun and moon until day for, and the Bible actually saying that in so many words and yet there already was light.
They haven't even touched on how plants survived when there was no sun made yet and no animal life, ie insects to polinate the plants.