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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 Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 17:40:00 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 Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 17:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 36' South, Longitude: 81° 51' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.70 meters/second, 1582.9 km/hour, 983.6 miles/hour or 854.7 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.39 miwest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 minorth16.39 mi
1 hour14° 59' 52.0"983.29 miwest0° 00' 38.2"0.73 minorth983.32 mi
24 hours0° 03' 04.0"3.35 mieast0° 15' 27.8"17.72 minorth18.04 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 17:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 49' South, Longitude: 143° 42' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.09 meters/second, 1519.5 km/hour, 944.2 miles/hour or 820.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.8"15.74 miwest0° 00' 03.0"0.06 misouth15.74 mi
1 hour14° 24' 53.0"943.88 miwest0° 02' 54.9"3.34 misouth943.75 mi
24 hours14° 19' 54.9"938.46 mieast0° 34' 39.0"39.72 misouth937.68 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LimaSun 12:40 PM889 km553 miles480 nmNortheast NE
La PazSun 1:40 PM1475 km916 miles796 nmEast E
SucreSun 1:40 PM1749 km1087 miles944 nmEast E
Rio BrancoSun 12:40 PM1788 km1111 miles965 nmEast-northeast ENE
GuayaquilSun 12:40 PM1824 km1134 miles985 nmNorth N
Santiago *Sun 2:40 PM1986 km1234 miles1072 nmSouth-southeast SSE
QuitoSun 12:40 PM2064 km1283 miles1115 nmNorth N
Galapagos IslandsSun 11:40 AM2133 km1325 miles1152 nmNorth-northwest NNW
CórdobaSun 2:40 PM2276 km1414 miles1229 nmSoutheast SE
Asuncion *Sun 2:40 PM2604 km1618 miles1406 nmEast-southeast ESE
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