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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 10:30:00 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 Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 10:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 40' South, Longitude: 25° 43' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 458.63 meters/second, 1651.1 km/hour, 1025.9 miles/hour or 891.5 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.10 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth17.10 mi
1 hour15° 00' 06.2"1025.85 miwest0° 00' 56.1"1.07 minorth1025.87 mi
24 hours0° 02' 33.9"2.93 miwest0° 22' 31.6"25.80 minorth25.97 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 10:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 42' South, Longitude: 15° 26' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 429.10 meters/second, 1544.8 km/hour, 959.9 miles/hour or 834.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.6"16.00 miwest0° 00' 07.2"0.14 minorth16.00 mi
1 hour14° 24' 39.9"959.67 miwest0° 07' 12.7"8.27 minorth959.98 mi
24 hours14° 00' 06.2"932.42 mieast3° 21' 42.5"231.12 minorth967.55 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Mbuji-MayiWed 12:30 PM367 km228 miles198 nmNorthwest NW
LubumbashiWed 12:30 PM383 km238 miles207 nmSouth-southeast SSE
KitweWed 12:30 PM533 km331 miles288 nmSouth-southeast SSE
LucapaWed 11:30 AM549 km341 miles297 nmWest W
NdolaWed 12:30 PM573 km356 miles309 nmSouth-southeast SSE
TshikapaWed 12:30 PM598 km372 miles323 nmWest-northwest WNW
KasamaWed 12:30 PM625 km389 miles338 nmEast-southeast ESE
KabweWed 12:30 PM705 km438 miles381 nmSouth-southeast SSE
BujumburaWed 12:30 PM710 km441 miles383 nmNortheast NE
LuenaWed 11:30 AM724 km450 miles391 nmWest-southwest WSW
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