World Sunlight Map

Watch the sun rise and set all over the world on this real-time, computer-generated illustration of the earth's patterns of sunlight and darkness. The clouds are updated daily with current weather satellite imagery.

Dawn Dusk

Also available are equirectangular, Mercator, Peters, and Mollweide projection maps of the Earth, a look at the moon, and information about how this works.

You can now add the World Sunlight Map gadget to either your own web page or Google's personalized home page.