Resource Type
Web Link
Region
Arctic
Grade
Elementary and Up
Author(s)
International Polar Foundation
Topic
General Earth Science
Earth Science
Earth System, Structure, and Processes
Polar Science
General Polar Science
Geography

This detailed animation shows how the Earth is lit by the Sun throughout the year. The lighting of the Arctic and the Antarctic is detailed for every month of the year to help explain, among other things, the resulting polar night.

The animation is available in the following languages: