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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 11:40:00 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 11:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 39' South, Longitude: 8° 13' 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"1025.90 miwest0° 00' 56.1"1.07 minorth1025.92 mi
24 hours0° 02' 34.3"2.93 miwest0° 22' 32.0"25.81 minorth25.98 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 11:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 34' South, Longitude: 32° 14' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 429.41 meters/second, 1545.9 km/hour, 960.6 miles/hour or 834.7 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' 41.4"960.35 miwest0° 07' 20.6"8.41 minorth960.68 mi
24 hours13° 59' 13.7"932.08 mieast3° 24' 28.5"234.29 minorth968.00 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LuandaWed 12:40 PM552 km343 miles298 nmEast E
CabindaWed 12:40 PM556 km345 miles300 nmNortheast NE
Pointe-NoireWed 12:40 PM588 km365 miles317 nmNortheast NE
DolisieWed 12:40 PM696 km432 miles376 nmNortheast NE
UígeWed 12:40 PM762 km474 miles412 nmEast E
Port-GentilWed 12:40 PM877 km545 miles474 nmNorth N
MalanjeWed 12:40 PM898 km558 miles485 nmEast E
LubangoWed 12:40 PM901 km560 miles486 nmSoutheast SE
KinshasaWed 12:40 PM918 km570 miles496 nmEast-northeast ENE
BrazzavilleWed 12:40 PM919 km571 miles496 nmEast-northeast ENE
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