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These images shows the Earth's sunlight on the equinoxes and solstices at exactly the same time of day ( UT).

The Equinoxes have equal sunlight in the northern and southern hemispheres while the solstices have a maximum sunlight in alternate hemispheres.

Credit: Tom Ruen, Full Sky Observatory

This image was generated by my own solar system viewing software.

Other sources:

  • Book: "Astronomical Formulae for Calculators, 4th edition", Jean Meeus, 1988, published by "Willmann-Bell, Inc"
  • Earth flat bitmap images (ground/clouds/night) taken from NASA source:

Source: Earth

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