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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 Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 16:46:00 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 Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 16:46:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 46' South, Longitude: 68° 05' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 455.74 meters/second, 1640.7 km/hour, 1019.5 miles/hour or 885.9 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"16.99 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth16.99 mi
1 hour15° 00' 04.0"1019.37 miwest0° 00' 54.0"1.03 minorth1019.40 mi
24 hours0° 01' 43.9"1.96 miwest0° 21' 41.4"24.85 minorth24.92 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 16:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 17' South, Longitude: 172° 56' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 436.45 meters/second, 1571.2 km/hour, 976.3 miles/hour or 848.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.8"16.27 miwest0° 00' 07.9"0.15 misouth16.27 mi
1 hour14° 29' 54.8"976.09 miwest0° 07' 50.0"8.97 misouth975.87 mi
24 hours347° 39' 51.0"830.52 miwest2° 48' 43.7"193.34 misouth847.71 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
CobijaThu 12:46 PM80 km50 miles43 nmWest-southwest WSW
Rio BrancoThu 11:46 AM92 km57 miles50 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Porto AcreThu 11:46 AM143 km89 miles77 nmNorth-northeast NNE
RiberaltaThu 12:46 PM222 km138 miles120 nmEast E
Porto VelhoThu 12:46 PM510 km317 miles275 nmEast-northeast ENE
Machu Picchu PuebloThu 11:46 AM552 km343 miles298 nmWest-southwest WSW
La PazThu 12:46 PM634 km394 miles342 nmSouth S
SucreThu 12:46 PM963 km598 miles520 nmSouth-southeast SSE
LimaThu 11:46 AM988 km614 miles533 nmWest W
San Ignacio de VelascoThu 12:46 PM988 km614 miles534 nmSoutheast SE
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