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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 25, 2014 at 17:30:00 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 25, 2014 at 17:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 56' South, Longitude: 79° 15' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 458.30 meters/second, 1649.9 km/hour, 1025.2 miles/hour or 890.9 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.09 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth17.09 mi
1 hour15° 00' 06.0"1025.12 miwest0° 00' 55.9"1.07 minorth1025.14 mi
24 hours0° 02' 28.1"2.81 miwest0° 22' 26.2"25.70 minorth25.85 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 17:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 27' South, Longitude: 130° 29' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.12 meters/second, 1530.4 km/hour, 951.0 miles/hour or 826.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.3"15.85 miwest0° 00' 05.1"0.10 minorth15.85 mi
1 hour14° 24' 24.0"950.72 miwest0° 05' 12.0"5.96 minorth950.96 mi
24 hours14° 10' 16.7"935.19 mieast2° 37' 35.7"180.61 minorth958.74 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TrujilloTue 12:30 PM96 km59 miles52 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ChiclayoTue 12:30 PM244 km152 miles132 nmNorth-northwest NNW
LimaTue 12:30 PM422 km262 miles228 nmSoutheast SE
LojaTue 12:30 PM545 km339 miles294 nmNorth N
GuayaquilTue 12:30 PM746 km463 miles403 nmNorth N
Machu Picchu PuebloTue 12:30 PM871 km541 miles470 nmEast-southeast ESE
PortoviejoTue 12:30 PM881 km547 miles476 nmNorth N
QuitoTue 12:30 PM965 km600 miles521 nmNorth N
Rio BrancoTue 12:30 PM1261 km783 miles681 nmEast E
CaliTue 12:30 PM1397 km868 miles754 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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