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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 11:30:00 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 11:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 39' South, Longitude: 10° 43' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 458.65 meters/second, 1651.1 km/hour, 1026.0 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"1025.89 miwest0° 00' 56.1"1.07 minorth1025.92 mi
24 hours0° 02' 34.3"2.93 miwest0° 22' 31.9"25.81 minorth25.97 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 11:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 35' South, Longitude: 29° 50' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 429.36 meters/second, 1545.7 km/hour, 960.5 miles/hour or 834.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.6"16.01 miwest0° 00' 07.2"0.14 minorth16.01 mi
1 hour14° 24' 41.3"960.26 miwest0° 07' 19.3"8.39 minorth960.58 mi
24 hours13° 59' 21.3"932.13 mieast3° 24' 05.0"233.84 minorth967.93 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LuandaWed 12:30 PM277 km172 miles149 nmEast E
CabindaWed 12:30 PM378 km235 miles204 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Pointe-NoireWed 12:30 PM446 km277 miles241 nmNorth-northeast NNE
UígeWed 12:30 PM492 km305 miles265 nmEast-northeast ENE
DolisieWed 12:30 PM537 km334 miles290 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MalanjeWed 12:30 PM626 km389 miles338 nmEast E
KinshasaWed 12:30 PM697 km433 miles376 nmNortheast NE
BrazzavilleWed 12:30 PM699 km435 miles378 nmNortheast NE
HuamboWed 12:30 PM713 km443 miles385 nmSoutheast SE
LubangoWed 12:30 PM756 km470 miles408 nmSouth-southeast SSE
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