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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, January 7, 2014 at 15:40:00 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 Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 15:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 19' South, Longitude: 53° 25' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 429.16 meters/second, 1545.0 km/hour, 960.0 miles/hour or 834.2 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.00 miwest0° 00' 00.3"0.01 minorth16.00 mi
1 hour14° 59' 43.8"959.60 miwest0° 00' 19.5"0.37 minorth959.62 mi
24 hours0° 06' 21.6"6.79 mieast0° 08' 01.3"9.20 minorth11.43 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 15:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 17' North, Longitude: 27° 21' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.07 meters/second, 1605.8 km/hour, 997.8 miles/hour or 867.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"16.63 miwest0° 00' 10.5"0.20 minorth16.63 mi
1 hour14° 30' 40.6"997.73 miwest0° 10' 32.3"12.07 minorth997.63 mi
24 hours11° 39' 42.0"801.81 mieast3° 58' 41.5"273.39 minorth843.63 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Pedro Juan Caballero *Tue 12:40 PM240 km149 miles130 nmWest W
Campo Grande *Tue 12:40 PM245 km152 miles132 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Ciudad del Este *Tue 12:40 PM374 km232 miles202 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Foz do Iguaçu *Tue 1:40 PM376 km234 miles203 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Asuncion *Tue 12:40 PM541 km336 miles292 nmSouthwest SW
Curitiba *Tue 1:40 PM543 km337 miles293 nmSoutheast SE
Encarnación *Tue 12:40 PM608 km378 miles328 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Pirassununga *Tue 1:40 PM618 km384 miles334 nmEast E
Campinas *Tue 1:40 PM652 km405 miles352 nmEast E
São Paulo *Tue 1:40 PM709 km440 miles383 nmEast-southeast ESE
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