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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, January 1, 2014 at 05:14:00 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, January 1, 2014 at 05:14:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 00' South, Longitude: 102° 22' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.03 meters/second, 1537.3 km/hour, 955.2 miles/hour or 830.1 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.92 miwest0° 00' 00.2"0.00 minorth15.92 mi
1 hour14° 59' 42.2"954.81 miwest0° 00' 12.2"0.24 minorth954.82 mi
24 hours0° 07' 03.8"7.50 mieast0° 05' 08.3"5.89 minorth9.54 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at 05:14:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 48' South, Longitude: 98° 13' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.84 meters/second, 1515.0 km/hour, 941.4 miles/hour or 818.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 22.3"15.69 miwest0° 00' 03.5"0.07 minorth15.69 mi
1 hour14° 22' 21.0"941.15 miwest0° 03' 38.8"4.18 minorth941.32 mi
24 hours14° 55' 13.8"977.01 mieast2° 05' 31.7"143.88 minorth993.32 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PerthWed 1:14 PM1660 km1031 miles896 nmSoutheast SE
BandungWed 12:14 PM1866 km1160 miles1008 nmNorth-northeast NNE
JakartaWed 12:14 PM1926 km1197 miles1040 nmNorth-northeast NNE
SurabayaWed 12:14 PM2066 km1284 miles1116 nmNortheast NE
DenpasarWed 1:14 PM2099 km1304 miles1133 nmNortheast NE
PontianakWed 12:14 PM2652 km1648 miles1432 nmNorth-northeast NNE
SingaporeWed 1:14 PM2692 km1673 miles1453 nmNorth N
MakassarWed 1:14 PM2695 km1675 miles1455 nmNortheast NE
EuclaWed 1:59 PM2787 km1732 miles1505 nmEast-southeast ESE
Amsterdam IslandWed 10:14 AM2877 km1788 miles1553 nmSouthwest SW
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