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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 Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 23:32:00 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 Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 23:32:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 39' South, Longitude: 171° 42' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.16 meters/second, 1541.4 km/hour, 957.8 miles/hour or 832.3 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.96 miwest0° 00' 00.3"0.01 minorth15.96 mi
1 hour14° 59' 43.0"957.36 miwest0° 00' 16.5"0.32 minorth957.38 mi
24 hours0° 06' 41.5"7.13 mieast0° 06' 50.5"7.85 minorth10.60 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 23:32:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 56' South, Longitude: 123° 13' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 444.94 meters/second, 1601.8 km/hour, 995.3 miles/hour or 864.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.9"16.59 miwest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 minorth16.59 mi
1 hour14° 27' 54.4"995.22 miwest0° 11' 35.7"13.28 minorth995.48 mi
24 hours12° 33' 22.5"863.89 mieast4° 41' 05.8"321.91 minorth924.44 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NukualofaSun 12:32 PM398 km247 miles215 nmWest-northwest WNW
PangaiSun 12:32 PM417 km259 miles225 nmNorthwest NW
AlofiSat 12:32 PM439 km273 miles237 nmNorth-northeast NNE
NeiafuSun 12:32 PM502 km312 miles271 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Pago PagoSat 12:32 PM933 km580 miles504 nmNorth N
Apia *Sun 1:32 PM975 km606 miles526 nmNorth N
Salelologa (Savai'i) *Sun 1:32 PM987 km613 miles533 nmNorth N
Suva *Sun 12:32 PM1144 km711 miles618 nmWest-northwest WNW
RarotongaSat 1:32 PM1242 km772 miles671 nmEast E
FakaofoSun 12:32 PM1470 km913 miles794 nmNorth N
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