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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 Tuesday, June 14, 2011 at 22:02:00 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 Tuesday, June 14, 2011 at 22:02:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 17' North, Longitude: 150° 25' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.23 meters/second, 1534.4 km/hour, 953.5 miles/hour or 828.5 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"15.89 miwest0° 00' 00.1"0.00 minorth15.89 mi
1 hour14° 59' 52.0"953.03 miwest0° 00' 07.0"0.13 minorth953.02 mi
24 hours0° 03' 10.3"3.36 mieast0° 02' 35.9"2.98 minorth4.49 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, June 14, 2011 at 22:02:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 15' South, Longitude: 16° 24' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 409.35 meters/second, 1473.7 km/hour, 915.7 miles/hour or 795.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 23.9"15.26 miwest0° 00' 01.7"0.03 misouth15.26 mi
1 hour14° 24' 00.2"915.32 miwest0° 01' 37.1"1.86 misouth915.23 mi
24 hours14° 17' 20.5"908.27 mieast0° 04' 03.0"4.64 minorth908.51 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HiloTue 12:02 PM625 km388 miles337 nmSouthwest SW
WailukuTue 12:02 PM681 km423 miles368 nmWest-southwest WSW
HonoluluTue 12:02 PM797 km495 miles430 nmWest-southwest WSW
KiritimatiWed 12:02 PM2484 km1543 miles1341 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MidwayTue 11:02 AM2753 km1711 miles1486 nmWest-northwest WNW
San Francisco *Tue 3:02 PM3111 km1933 miles1680 nmNortheast NE
Los Angeles *Tue 3:02 PM3346 km2079 miles1807 nmEast-northeast ENE
Unalaska *Tue 2:02 PM3659 km2274 miles1976 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Las Vegas *Tue 3:02 PM3672 km2281 miles1982 nmEast-northeast ENE
Seattle *Tue 3:02 PM3674 km2283 miles1984 nmNortheast NE
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