Sunlight map – Hemisphere View

Have a look at the sun rise and sunset all over the world on this real-time, illustration of the earth’s patterns of sunlight and darkness. The clouds on this image are updated daily with the real weather satellite imagery. Refresh your browser in 5-10 minutes for a map update.

Dawn Dusk

Sunrise and sunset all over the world generated real-time on Google maps.

The globe is an accurate representation of the earth and. Provided it is large enough, all parts of the earth’s surface represented on it in their actual shape, relative size, and shape. But, one of the most significant problems in making maps is how to draw tho curved surface of the globe onto a flat piece of paper. This is what is called projection.

The map projection is a systematic arrangement of meridians and parallels portraying the curved surface of the globe on a plane. Different types of map projection used. This is because they needed for various purposes. A projection which is suitable for showing countries near the Equator may not be so for showing the lands lying within the Arctic Circle.

Hemisphere View

Any circle drawn around the Earth divides it into two equal halves called hemispheres. There generally considered to be four hemispheres: Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western.

The Equator, or line of 0 degrees latitude, divides the Earth into the Northern and Southern hemispheres. The Northern Hemisphere contains North America, the northern part of South America, Europe, the two-thirds of the north of Africa, and most of Asia. The Southern Hemisphere contains most of South America, one-third of Africa, Australia, Antarctica, and some Asian islands.

Compare this sunlight map with Hemisphere view, Rectangular View, Mercator View, or Mollweide projection on Google maps. Source:

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