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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 Friday, January 3, 2014 at 06:40:00 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 Friday, January 3, 2014 at 06:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 49' South, Longitude: 81° 06' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.61 meters/second, 1539.4 km/hour, 956.5 miles/hour or 831.2 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.94 miwest0° 00' 00.2"0.00 minorth15.94 mi
1 hour14° 59' 42.6"956.12 miwest0° 00' 14.5"0.28 minorth956.13 mi
24 hours0° 06' 52.5"7.31 mieast0° 06' 04.5"6.97 minorth10.10 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, January 3, 2014 at 06:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 14' South, Longitude: 106° 54' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 433.99 meters/second, 1562.4 km/hour, 970.8 miles/hour or 843.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.8"16.18 miwest0° 00' 09.3"0.18 minorth16.18 mi
1 hour14° 24' 55.0"970.65 miwest0° 09' 29.0"10.87 minorth971.02 mi
24 hours13° 41' 13.7"921.63 mieast4° 07' 22.8"283.39 minorth970.88 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Amsterdam IslandFri 11:40 AM1694 km1053 miles915 nmSouth S
Diego GarciaFri 12:40 PM1950 km1211 miles1053 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Port LouisFri 10:40 AM2461 km1529 miles1329 nmWest W
Saint-DenisFri 10:40 AM2657 km1651 miles1435 nmWest W
Port-aux-FrancaisFri 11:40 AM3096 km1923 miles1671 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MaleFri 11:40 AM3098 km1925 miles1673 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteFri 12:10 PM3289 km2043 miles1776 nmNorth N
JakartaFri 1:40 PM3319 km2062 miles1792 nmEast-northeast ENE
VictoriaFri 10:40 AM3416 km2122 miles1844 nmWest-northwest WNW
AntananarivoFri 9:40 AM3514 km2183 miles1897 nmWest W
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