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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 06:20:00 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 06:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 23' South, Longitude: 88° 21' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.72 meters/second, 1593.8 km/hour, 990.3 miles/hour or 860.6 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.51 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 minorth16.51 mi
1 hour14° 59' 54.4"990.09 miwest0° 00' 41.9"0.80 minorth990.12 mi
24 hours0° 02' 09.1"2.37 mieast0° 16' 54.7"19.38 minorth19.53 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, January 31, 2014 at 06:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 16' South, Longitude: 92° 02' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.35 meters/second, 1574.5 km/hour, 978.3 miles/hour or 850.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.0"16.30 miwest0° 00' 10.3"0.20 minorth16.31 mi
1 hour14° 25' 10.0"978.19 miwest0° 10' 25.8"11.95 minorth978.56 mi
24 hours13° 39' 09.6"926.19 mieast4° 26' 43.7"305.52 minorth981.16 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Diego GarciaFri 12:20 PM2057 km1278 miles1111 nmWest-northwest WNW
JakartaFri 1:20 PM2362 km1468 miles1276 nmEast-northeast ENE
BandungFri 1:20 PM2391 km1486 miles1291 nmEast-northeast ENE
Amsterdam IslandFri 11:20 AM2495 km1550 miles1347 nmSouth-southwest SSW
SingaporeFri 2:20 PM2675 km1662 miles1444 nmNortheast NE
Kuala LumpurFri 2:20 PM2702 km1679 miles1459 nmNortheast NE
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteFri 11:50 AM2840 km1765 miles1534 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MaleFri 11:20 AM2889 km1795 miles1560 nmNorthwest NW
PontianakFri 1:20 PM2996 km1862 miles1618 nmNortheast NE
DenpasarFri 2:20 PM3067 km1906 miles1656 nmEast-northeast ENE
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