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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 18:30:00 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 18:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 55' South, Longitude: 94° 15' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 458.32 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"1025.16 miwest0° 00' 55.9"1.07 minorth1025.18 mi
24 hours0° 02' 28.5"2.82 miwest0° 22' 26.5"25.70 minorth25.86 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 18:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 22' South, Longitude: 144° 54' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.32 meters/second, 1531.2 km/hour, 951.4 miles/hour or 826.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.3"15.86 miwest0° 00' 05.2"0.10 minorth15.86 mi
1 hour14° 24' 24.5"951.18 miwest0° 05' 19.3"6.10 minorth951.43 mi
24 hours14° 09' 50.1"935.15 mieast2° 40' 21.9"183.78 minorth959.36 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Galapagos IslandsTue 12:30 PM1025 km637 miles553 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GuayaquilTue 1:30 PM1753 km1089 miles946 nmEast-northeast ENE
LimaTue 1:30 PM1916 km1190 miles1034 nmEast-southeast ESE
QuitoTue 1:30 PM1992 km1238 miles1076 nmEast-northeast ENE
San JoseTue 12:30 PM2369 km1472 miles1279 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ManaguaTue 12:30 PM2491 km1548 miles1345 nmNorth-northeast NNE
San SalvadorTue 12:30 PM2562 km1592 miles1383 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Easter Island *Tue 1:30 PM2563 km1592 miles1384 nmSouthwest SW
PanamaTue 1:30 PM2566 km1595 miles1386 nmNortheast NE
GuatemalaTue 12:30 PM2634 km1637 miles1422 nmNorth N
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