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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 Thursday, January 30, 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 Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 06:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 40' South, Longitude: 83° 19' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.06 meters/second, 1591.4 km/hour, 988.9 miles/hour or 859.3 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.48 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 minorth16.48 mi
1 hour14° 59' 53.9"988.60 miwest0° 00' 41.0"0.79 minorth988.63 mi
24 hours0° 02' 21.4"2.59 mieast0° 16' 36.5"19.04 minorth19.21 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 06:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 58' South, Longitude: 73° 01' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.20 meters/second, 1548.7 km/hour, 962.3 miles/hour or 836.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 23.8"16.04 miwest0° 00' 08.2"0.16 minorth16.04 mi
1 hour14° 23' 52.6"962.15 miwest0° 08' 17.1"9.49 minorth962.50 mi
24 hours14° 12' 31.5"949.51 mieast3° 45' 32.0"258.40 minorth991.39 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Diego GarciaThu 12:40 PM1644 km1022 miles888 nmNorthwest NW
Amsterdam IslandThu 11:40 AM2301 km1430 miles1242 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MaleThu 11:40 AM2644 km1643 miles1428 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Port LouisThu 10:40 AM2731 km1697 miles1475 nmWest W
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteThu 12:10 PM2740 km1703 miles1480 nmNorth N
JakartaThu 1:40 PM2855 km1774 miles1542 nmEast-northeast ENE
Saint-DenisThu 10:40 AM2947 km1831 miles1591 nmWest-southwest WSW
Kuala LumpurThu 2:40 PM3060 km1901 miles1652 nmNortheast NE
SingaporeThu 2:40 PM3076 km1911 miles1661 nmNortheast NE
VictoriaThu 10:40 AM3360 km2088 miles1814 nmWest-northwest WNW
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