The Earth in Space: Day and Night

This poster contrasts our planet during daylight and darkness, as seen from outerspace.


  • NASA Satellite Imagery of Earth
  • One View in Sunlight
  • One View in Darkness
  • Cool Poster Style

This poster of planet Earth shows the contrast of the planet when viewed from outer space during daylight and darkness.

Product Information

Map Name:
Model Number:
Product Image:
WORLD112 - Earth Poster Two Halves Day and Night
Map Type:
Wall Map (not folded)
Poster of planet earth with two views: Western Hemisphere during daylight (Blue Marble) and the Eastern Hemisphere during darkness (Black Marble).
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starting at $19
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Contrast of Day and Night

Earth Poster Detail

When viewed from outer space, the planet looks entirely different during daylight hours and darkness.

During daylight, the planet is bright and colorful. Oceans are a deep blue and even turquoise in shallow waters and land is full of natural earth tones of browns, reds, and greens. The features of the land like mountains and forests and deserts are also clearly visible. Clouds throughout the view are a bright white.

In contrast, the earth at night appears dark and without color, with one major exception: City Lights. The lights visible during nighttime hours are a reminder of the human footprint on our planet, and how man's development affects the natural earth as well.

Source of the Images

Earth Poster as Home Decor

The two images are both composite images of NASA satellite data. That means they are actually stitched together from hundreds of smaller views to create the impression of what the Earth would look like from deep into space.

The source for both the daylight and nighttime images is the Suomi NPP satellite, which has an advanced sensor to capture images of earth during both daylight and darkness.

The Earth Poster on Display

This poster is bound to attract attention and curiosity no matter where it is displayed: home, office, business, school, hospital, or anywhere else. The striking image creates a vivid artistic display piece - especially when framed with one of our several framing options.


Large - 51.0 in. x 26.8 in. (standard)
Small - 22.8 in. x 12.0 in.
Medium - 35.9 in. x 18.9 in.
Huge - 77.6 in. x 40.8 in.
Mural - 104.6 in. x 55.1 in.

Frame Options

Map Frame Styles: Canadian Walnut, Black Wood, Birch, Old World Silver, and Brushed Aluminum

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