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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 31, 2014 at 01:10:00 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 31, 2014 at 01:10:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 27' South, Longitude: 165° 51' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.58 meters/second, 1593.3 km/hour, 990.0 miles/hour or 860.3 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.50 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 minorth16.50 mi
1 hour14° 59' 54.3"989.76 miwest0° 00' 41.6"0.80 minorth989.80 mi
24 hours0° 02' 11.8"2.42 mieast0° 16' 50.8"19.31 minorth19.46 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, January 31, 2014 at 01:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 09' South, Longitude: 166° 31' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 435.82 meters/second, 1568.9 km/hour, 974.9 miles/hour or 847.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.7"16.25 miwest0° 00' 10.0"0.19 minorth16.25 mi
1 hour14° 24' 51.6"974.75 miwest0° 10' 02.1"11.50 minorth975.12 mi
24 hours346° 13' 18.7"931.73 miwest4° 19' 35.0"297.35 minorth984.37 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LuganvilleFri 12:10 PM257 km160 miles139 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Port VilaFri 12:10 PM265 km164 miles143 nmEast E
NoumeaFri 12:10 PM537 km334 miles290 nmSouth S
HoniaraFri 12:10 PM1092 km678 miles590 nmNorthwest NW
SuvaFri 1:10 PM1336 km830 miles721 nmEast E
BrisbaneFri 11:10 AM1722 km1070 miles930 nmSouthwest SW
FunafutiFri 1:10 PM1754 km1090 miles947 nmEast-northeast ENE
YarenFri 1:10 PM1874 km1165 miles1012 nmNorth N
NukualofaFri 2:10 PM2033 km1263 miles1097 nmEast-southeast ESE
CairnsFri 11:10 AM2135 km1326 miles1153 nmWest W
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