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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 Wednesday, February 19, 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 Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 16:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 08' South, Longitude: 70° 33' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 455.20 meters/second, 1638.7 km/hour, 1018.2 miles/hour or 884.8 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"16.97 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth16.97 mi
1 hour15° 00' 03.6"1018.14 miwest0° 00' 53.6"1.02 minorth1018.16 mi
24 hours0° 01' 34.4"1.78 miwest0° 21' 31.4"24.66 minorth24.72 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 16:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 54' South, Longitude: 158° 47' 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' 31.3"16.49 miwest0° 00' 09.0"0.17 misouth16.50 mi
1 hour14° 31' 18.6"989.56 miwest0° 09' 04.2"10.39 misouth989.38 mi
24 hours11° 44' 10.9"799.77 mieast3° 24' 20.9"234.10 misouth828.90 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
CobijaWed 12:56 PM195 km121 miles105 nmEast E
Machu Picchu PuebloWed 11:56 AM311 km193 miles168 nmSouthwest SW
Rio BrancoWed 11:56 AM325 km202 miles175 nmEast-northeast ENE
RiberaltaWed 12:56 PM491 km305 miles265 nmEast E
ArequipaWed 11:56 AM595 km369 miles321 nmSouth S
La PazWed 12:56 PM650 km404 miles351 nmSouth-southeast SSE
LimaWed 11:56 AM715 km444 miles386 nmWest W
SucreWed 12:56 PM1043 km648 miles563 nmSouth-southeast SSE
GuayaquilWed 11:56 AM1428 km887 miles771 nmNorthwest NW
ManausWed 12:56 PM1461 km908 miles789 nmNortheast NE
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