Daylight maps

The map below shows the current position of the Sun. It also shows which parts of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

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.

Daylight map shows the pattern of night and day on a Google map, for any area of the Earth, for any date and time.

The Mercator projection used here is one way of looking at the spherical earth as a flat map. Used since the 16th century for navigation, straight lines on this map can be used accurately as compass bearings but the size and shape of continents are distorted.

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 every 3 hours with current weather satellite imagery.

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 with Mollweide view. The clouds are updated every 3 hours with current weather satellite imagery.

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 with Hemisphere view.