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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 12:10:00 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 12:10:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 38' South, Longitude: 0° 43' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 458.66 meters/second, 1651.2 km/hour, 1026.0 miles/hour or 891.6 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"1025.92 miwest0° 00' 56.1"1.07 minorth1025.95 mi
24 hours0° 02' 34.4"2.94 miwest0° 22' 32.1"25.81 minorth25.98 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 12:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 30' South, Longitude: 39° 27' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 429.54 meters/second, 1546.3 km/hour, 960.9 miles/hour or 835.0 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' 42.2"960.65 miwest0° 07' 23.8"8.48 minorth960.97 mi
24 hours13° 58' 50.8"931.94 mieast3° 25' 39.0"235.63 minorth968.18 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownWed 12:10 PM1068 km663 miles576 nmSouthwest SW
São ToméWed 12:10 PM1196 km743 miles646 nmNortheast NE
LuandaWed 1:10 PM1377 km855 miles743 nmEast E
LibrevilleWed 1:10 PM1391 km864 miles751 nmNortheast NE
AccraWed 12:10 PM1572 km977 miles849 nmNorth N
AbidjanWed 12:10 PM1631 km1013 miles881 nmNorth-northwest NNW
LomeWed 12:10 PM1634 km1015 miles882 nmNorth N
MalaboWed 1:10 PM1637 km1017 miles884 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BrazzavilleWed 1:10 PM1681 km1045 miles908 nmEast-northeast ENE
KinshasaWed 1:10 PM1682 km1045 miles908 nmEast-northeast ENE
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