World View of Day and Night

We experience day and night because the Earth spins around each day. The Earth's rotation makes it look like the Sun and stars move across the sky.

The Earth is a globe so our view of the sky varies from place to place. And because the Earth is tilted on its axis as it orbits the Sun, you get a different view at different times of year.

Why not watch our whole sky movies to compare views. They help you see how things change for different months of the year, and different locations around the world. Just choose a movie from the table.

Location March June September December
Arctic View Movie View Movie View Movie View Movie
Europe View Movie View Movie View Movie View Movie
North America View Movie View Movie View Movie View Movie
Africa View Movie View Movie View Movie View Movie
Australia View Movie View Movie View Movie View Movie
Antarctica View Movie View Movie View Movie View Movie

Educators can use these films as part of our World Day and Night Workshop.