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Day and Night World Map

The map below shows the current position of the Sun and the Moon. It shows which parts of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

Map showing day and night parts of the world

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Map notes

  • The day and night parts of the Earth shown are as of Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 18:50:00 UTC.
  • The Sun's position is marked with this symbol: Sun symbol. At this location, the Sun will be at its zenith (directly overhead) in relation to an observer.
  • The Moon's position is marked with this symbol: Moon symbol. At this location, the Moon will be at its zenith in relation to an observer. Note that the symbol is not showing the current phase of the Moon.
  • Different shades of darkness are used to indicate night; these shades are in order from lightest to darkest:
    • Civil Twilight (lightest shade)
    • Nautical Twilight
    • Astronomical Twilight
    • Night, no twilight (darkest)
  • Latitude circles
    • NPC – Northern Polar Circle, or Arctic Circle, is at latitude 66°34' N. At locations north of the Arctic Circle, the Sun is visible all day and night during a period before and after the June solstice.
    • NT – Northern Tropic, or Tropic of Cancer, is at latitude 23°26' N and is the northernmost latitude at which the Sun can be directly overhead (this occurs during June solstice, around June 21).
    • ST – Southern Tropic, or Tropic of Capricorn, is at latitude 23°26' S and is the southernmost latitude at which the Sun can be directly overhead (this occurs during December solstice, around December 21).
    • SPC – Southern Polar Circle, or Antarctic Circle, is at latitude 66°34' S. South of this latitude, the Sun is visible all day and night during summer in the Southern Hemisphere.
  • Map is generated based on images from NASA

Position of the Sun

On Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 18:50:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 20' North, Longitude: 103° 12' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 432.20 meters/second, 1555.9 km/hour, 966.8 miles/hour or 840.1 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.11 miwest0° 00' 00.4"0.01 minorth16.11 mi
1 hour14° 59' 55.6"966.44 miwest0° 00' 24.7"0.47 minorth966.42 mi
24 hours0° 01' 48.8"1.95 mieast0° 09' 44.8"11.18 minorth11.34 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 18:50:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 14' South, Longitude: 10° 50' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 450.59 meters/second, 1622.1 km/hour, 1008.0 miles/hour or 875.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 34.2"16.80 miwest0° 00' 09.3"0.18 misouth16.80 mi
1 hour14° 34' 16.1"1007.89 miwest0° 09' 22.0"10.73 misouth1007.94 mi
24 hours10° 21' 30.6"716.50 mieast3° 44' 04.4"256.60 misouth760.49 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Guadalajara *Wed 1:50 PM75 km47 miles41 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Aguascalientes *Wed 1:50 PM110 km68 miles59 nmEast-northeast ENE
Ajijic *Wed 1:50 PM115 km71 miles62 nmSouth S
Ixtlán del Río *Wed 12:50 PM125 km78 miles68 nmWest-southwest WSW
Leon *Wed 1:50 PM158 km98 miles85 nmEast E
Tepic *Wed 12:50 PM176 km109 miles95 nmWest W
Fresnillo *Wed 1:50 PM207 km128 miles112 nmNorth N
Puerto Vallarta *Wed 1:50 PM226 km140 miles122 nmWest-southwest WSW
Colima *Wed 1:50 PM238 km148 miles128 nmSouth-southwest SSW
San Luis Potosi *Wed 1:50 PM248 km154 miles134 nmEast-northeast ENE
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