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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 Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 00:10:00 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 Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 00:10:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 49' South, Longitude: 179° 15' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 458.43 meters/second, 1650.3 km/hour, 1025.5 miles/hour or 891.1 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"1025.41 miwest0° 00' 56.0"1.07 minorth1025.43 mi
24 hours0° 02' 30.4"2.86 miwest0° 22' 28.3"25.74 minorth25.90 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 00:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 50' South, Longitude: 133° 28' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.56 meters/second, 1535.6 km/hour, 954.2 miles/hour or 829.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.5"15.90 miwest0° 00' 06.0"0.11 minorth15.90 mi
1 hour14° 24' 28.3"953.95 miwest0° 06' 00.7"6.89 minorth954.23 mi
24 hours14° 06' 55.5"934.60 mieast2° 55' 41.1"201.32 minorth962.67 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
FunafutiWed 12:10 PM171 km106 miles92 nmWest-northwest WNW
Mata-UtuWed 12:10 PM599 km372 miles324 nmSoutheast SE
LabasaWed 12:10 PM855 km531 miles461 nmSouth S
FakaofoWed 1:10 PM884 km549 miles477 nmEast E
Salelologa (Savai'i) *Wed 2:10 PM941 km585 miles508 nmSoutheast SE
Apia *Wed 2:10 PM987 km613 miles533 nmSoutheast SE
Baker IslandTue 12:10 PM1044 km649 miles564 nmNorth-northeast NNE
SuvaWed 12:10 PM1060 km659 miles572 nmSouth-southwest SSW
TarawaWed 12:10 PM1421 km883 miles767 nmNorthwest NW
NukualofaWed 1:10 PM1430 km889 miles772 nmSouth-southeast SSE
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