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File:Earth-lighting-winter-solstice EN.png


English: Illumination of Earth by Sun on the day of winter solstice on northern hemisphere.

Image by Przemyslaw " Blueshade" Idzkiewicz.

A view to eastern- hemisphere showing noon in Central European time zone (ignoring DST) on the day of winter solstice (on northern hemisphere - this is summer solstice on southern hemisphere).

Following third-party images were used to create this image:

  • "Earth's City Lights" ,
  • and "The Blue Marble: Land Surface, Ocean Colour and Sea Ice" .

These images come from an archive of American government agency, NASA and as such, they constitute "public domain" content.

Illumination maps were created using "Home Planet" by John Walker.

This image is hereby released under cc-by-sa license.

  • There exists also a Polish version of this image: Image:Earth-lighting-winter-solstice PL.png
  • There is a Hungarian version of this image: w:hu:Image:Earth-lighting-winter-solstice HU.png
  • There is also two French versions of this image: w:fr:Image:La Terre au solstice d'hiver.png and Image:Earth-lighting-winter-solstice FR.png
  • There is also a Latin version of this image: Image:Earth-lighting-winter-solstice LA.jpg
  • And a Swedish version at: Image:Jordens-belysning-vid-vintersolståndet-sv.png
  • And a Czech version at: Image:Earth-lighting-winter-solstice CS.png
  • And a Spanish version at: Image:Earth-lighting-winter-solstice ES.png


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