Strange to say "happy solstice," at least here in the northern hemisphere. Or maybe not — this is where things turn around and get brighter and brighter, right?
Anyway, I went looking for a site that might depict the light and dark areas of the Earth, reasonably sure that I’d find something interesting out there. And I wasn’t disappointed. The World Sunlight Map uses NASA, Defense Department, and weather satellite images along with geomapping software to render a current picture of sunlight and cloud cover all over the world. The picture above is today’s noon PST image.