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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 Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 16:56:00 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 Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 16:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 29' South, Longitude: 70° 32' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 454.63 meters/second, 1636.7 km/hour, 1017.0 miles/hour or 883.7 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"16.95 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth16.95 mi
1 hour15° 00' 03.3"1016.87 miwest0° 00' 53.2"1.01 minorth1016.89 mi
24 hours0° 01' 24.7"1.60 miwest0° 21' 20.9"24.46 minorth24.51 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 16:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 06' South, Longitude: 147° 33' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.13 meters/second, 1609.7 km/hour, 1000.2 miles/hour or 869.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"16.67 miwest0° 00' 09.7"0.19 misouth16.67 mi
1 hour14° 32' 24.7"1000.08 miwest0° 09' 49.6"11.25 misouth999.99 mi
24 hours11° 14' 05.5"772.74 mieast3° 48' 03.8"261.22 misouth812.57 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
CobijaTue 12:56 PM199 km124 miles107 nmEast-northeast ENE
Machu Picchu PuebloTue 11:56 AM285 km177 miles154 nmSouthwest SW
Rio BrancoTue 11:56 AM340 km211 miles183 nmEast-northeast ENE
RiberaltaTue 12:56 PM491 km305 miles265 nmEast E
ArequipaTue 11:56 AM556 km346 miles300 nmSouth S
La PazTue 12:56 PM613 km381 miles331 nmSouth-southeast SSE
LimaTue 11:56 AM712 km443 miles385 nmWest W
SucreTue 12:56 PM1008 km627 miles544 nmSouth-southeast SSE
GuayaquilTue 11:56 AM1457 km905 miles786 nmNorthwest NW
ManausTue 12:56 PM1483 km921 miles801 nmNortheast NE
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