World sunlight map (die)

World sunlight map (die)

A world sunlight map provided by die.net.

In this map, Mercator projection is used. It is a cylindrical map projection presented by the Flemish geographer and cartographer Gerardus Mercator in 1569. It became the standard map projection for nautical purposes because of its ability to represent lines of constant course, known as rhumb lines or loxodromes, as straight segments that conserve the angles with the meridians. The clouds are updated daily with current weather satellite imagery.

On die.net, it is also available a semi-realistic view of dawn and dusk from far above the Earth, a look at the moon, and information about how the world sunlight map works.

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