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See how sunlight falls on the landscape

You can display the sun and sunlight across the landscape, To do this:

  1. Click View > Sun or the Sun button Sun button icon. Google Earth displays the current level of daylight at the location you are viewing. Note that the time slider appears.
  2. To change the time of day, drag the time slider right or left. Depending on your location and time of year, you can view the sunrise or sunset while looking east or west.
  3. To display an animation of sunlight across the landscape, click the time slider play button.
  4. To hide the sun, click View > Sun or the Sun button Sun button icon.

Tip - This feature often produces dramatic effects when you are viewing hilly or mountainous terrain.