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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, February 21, 2014 at 03:56:00 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 Friday, February 21, 2014 at 03:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 36' South, Longitude: 124° 25' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 456.00 meters/second, 1641.6 km/hour, 1020.0 miles/hour or 886.4 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.00 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth17.00 mi
1 hour15° 00' 04.2"1019.94 miwest0° 00' 54.2"1.04 minorth1019.96 mi
24 hours0° 01' 48.4"2.05 miwest0° 21' 45.9"24.93 minorth25.02 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, February 21, 2014 at 03:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 41' South, Longitude: 11° 06' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 433.46 meters/second, 1560.5 km/hour, 969.6 miles/hour or 842.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.1"16.16 miwest0° 00' 07.1"0.14 misouth16.16 mi
1 hour14° 29' 11.2"969.38 miwest0° 07' 04.6"8.11 misouth969.16 mi
24 hours12° 38' 08.6"845.58 mieast2° 27' 43.9"169.30 misouth857.44 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KupangFri 11:56 AM103 km64 miles56 nmWest-northwest WNW
SuaiFri 12:56 PM170 km106 miles92 nmNorth-northeast NNE
SameFri 12:56 PM223 km139 miles120 nmNortheast NE
DiliFri 12:56 PM260 km162 miles141 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BaucauFri 12:56 PM326 km203 miles176 nmNortheast NE
EndeFri 11:56 AM358 km223 miles193 nmWest-northwest WNW
RabaFri 11:56 AM666 km414 miles359 nmWest-northwest WNW
DarwinFri 1:26 PM731 km454 miles395 nmEast-southeast ESE
KendariFri 11:56 AM762 km473 miles411 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MakassarFri 11:56 AM818 km508 miles442 nmNorthwest NW
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