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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 Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 01:30:00 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 Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 01:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 10' South, Longitude: 160° 53' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.26 meters/second, 1595.8 km/hour, 991.6 miles/hour or 861.6 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.53 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 minorth16.53 mi
1 hour14° 59' 54.7"991.31 miwest0° 00' 42.4"0.81 minorth991.34 mi
24 hours0° 01' 59.3"2.19 mieast0° 17' 09.2"19.66 minorth19.78 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 01:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 46' South, Longitude: 175° 29' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.44 meters/second, 1592.8 km/hour, 989.7 miles/hour or 860.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.3"16.49 miwest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 minorth16.50 mi
1 hour14° 26' 20.2"989.62 miwest0° 11' 30.8"13.19 minorth989.93 mi
24 hours346° 48' 11.8"904.49 miwest4° 44' 08.8"325.42 minorth965.05 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LuganvilleSat 12:30 PM697 km433 miles376 nmEast-northeast ENE
Port VilaSat 12:30 PM793 km492 miles428 nmEast E
NoumeaSat 12:30 PM812 km505 miles439 nmSoutheast SE
HoniaraSat 12:30 PM861 km535 miles465 nmNorth N
BrisbaneSat 11:30 AM1398 km869 miles755 nmSouthwest SW
CairnsSat 11:30 AM1608 km999 miles868 nmWest W
Port MoresbySat 11:30 AM1710 km1063 miles923 nmWest-northwest WNW
SuvaSat 1:30 PM1864 km1158 miles1007 nmEast E
YarenSat 1:30 PM1955 km1215 miles1055 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Sydney *Sat 12:30 PM2087 km1297 miles1127 nmSouth-southwest SSW
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