Daylight line terminator
Daylight line terminatorNASA Blue Marble image by Robert Simmon and Reto Stöckli.


Daylight map displays current illumination of the Earth from sunlight. Terminator of the Earth or the line between the shadow and the bright part is visible above different locations of the world.

Current daylight map

Next links point to current daylight maps of different geolocations (center of continents and both poles):
(External links to daylight map plots open in a new browser window.)

Look to the opposite direction

You may want to look from the same locations of the world, but to the opposite direction from the Earth up to the sky and space, and explore the current sky from Earth.

Sources and credits

Earth daylight plots rendered with web instruments by Fourmilab, John Walker,