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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 22, 2014 at 04:56:00 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 Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 04:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 14' South, Longitude: 109° 23' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 456.55 meters/second, 1643.6 km/hour, 1021.3 miles/hour or 887.5 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.02 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth17.02 mi
1 hour15° 00' 04.7"1021.18 miwest0° 00' 54.6"1.04 minorth1021.21 mi
24 hours0° 01' 57.7"2.23 miwest0° 21' 55.9"25.12 minorth25.22 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 04:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 13' South, Longitude: 9° 16' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.18 meters/second, 1537.9 km/hour, 955.6 miles/hour or 830.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.5"15.93 miwest0° 00' 05.0"0.10 misouth15.93 mi
1 hour14° 27' 29.9"955.30 miwest0° 04' 58.0"5.69 misouth955.10 mi
24 hours13° 17' 45.9"878.54 mieast1° 30' 53.9"104.19 misouth881.02 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
YogyakartaSat 11:56 AM289 km180 miles156 nmNorth-northeast NNE
SurakartaSat 11:56 AM338 km210 miles183 nmNorth-northeast NNE
TasikmalayaSat 11:56 AM343 km213 miles185 nmNorth-northwest NNW
PekalonganSat 11:56 AM369 km229 miles199 nmNorth N
TegalSat 11:56 AM373 km232 miles201 nmNorth N
MadiunSat 11:56 AM375 km233 miles202 nmNortheast NE
SemarangSat 11:56 AM376 km234 miles203 nmNorth-northeast NNE
KediriSat 11:56 AM386 km240 miles209 nmNortheast NE
CirebonSat 11:56 AM393 km244 miles212 nmNorth-northwest NNW
The SettlementSat 11:56 AM408 km253 miles220 nmWest W
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