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Click on this image from the National Institute of Science and Technology to access display that shows in real-time
where the sun is currently shining (areas in light) and where it is night (areas in dark).

Human activity breaks the 24 hour cycle of a day roughly into thirds, with around one third of our day (8 hours) set aside for sleep, roughly one third for work or school, leaving the other third of the day for eating, commuting, socializing and all the other odds and ends of our daily lives. Click here for the most recent animation of cloud cover over Africa from the NOAA Climate Prediction Center.

Below is a near real-time image from the NOAA GOES-10 satellite over the western hemisphere.

Image from NOAA's GOES-10 satellite showing the western hemisphere

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