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Date and time:
11/01/2014 |
05:16

Daylight Map of the World

Do you have friends, relatives or business partners all over the world and in different time zones? In this case probably it is important for you to know the daylight period all over the world. On I Google Map's daylight map you can find out if this is the right time to call them, or it is better not to.

Daylight Saving Time (or summertime as it is called in many countries) is a way of getting more light out of the day by advancing clocks by one hour during the summer. During Daylight Saving Time, the sun appears to rise one hour later in the morning, when people are usually asleep anyway, and sets one hour later in the evening, seeming to stretch the day longer.

The reason DST works is because its saves energy due to less artificial light needed during the evening hours - clocks are set one hour ahead during the spring, and one hour back to standard time in the autumn. Many countries observe DST, and many do not.

Click here to view Time Zones.

Interactive daylight map of Google

The decrease in daylight during the winter months is due to Earth's axial tilt of 23 degrees. If the Earth was not tilted on it's axis, the length of day and night would remain steady year long. During winter in the northern hemisphere there is less daylight hours, and the southern hemisphere in turn has longer daylight hours and experiences summer.

DaylightMap shows the pattern of night and day on a Google map, for any area of the Earth, for any date and time. The night-side satellite view includes city lights as seen from orbit.

Note: Between March - April through September - November, it is summer in the northern hemisphere, where many countries may observe DST, while in the southern hemisphere it is winter. During the rest of the year the opposite is true: it is winter in the northern hemisphere and summer in the southern.

Click here to view Time Zones of the World.

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