The planets spin as they orbit the sun, it takes the earth 24 hours to make one complete turn on its axis so that makes a day 24 hours long.

As the earth spins we move from shadow to light and back to shadow. It is daytime in the UK when our part of the planet is lit up by the sun and night time in the uk when our planet is facing away from the sun.

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