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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 17:40:00 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 17:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 33' South, Longitude: 81° 47' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 458.76 meters/second, 1651.5 km/hour, 1026.2 miles/hour or 891.8 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' 06.3"1026.16 miwest0° 00' 56.3"1.07 minorth1026.18 mi
24 hours0° 02' 36.4"2.97 miwest0° 22' 33.9"25.84 minorth26.01 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 17:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 48' South, Longitude: 118° 43' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.03 meters/second, 1551.7 km/hour, 964.2 miles/hour or 837.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.7"16.07 miwest0° 00' 07.9"0.15 minorth16.07 mi
1 hour14° 24' 50.9"964.00 miwest0° 07' 59.2"9.15 minorth964.33 mi
24 hours13° 54' 25.9"930.10 mieast3° 38' 05.7"249.88 minorth969.97 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LojaWed 12:40 PM579 km360 miles313 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LimaWed 12:40 PM649 km403 miles350 nmSoutheast SE
GuayaquilWed 12:40 PM731 km454 miles395 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PortoviejoWed 12:40 PM842 km523 miles455 nmNorth N
QuitoWed 12:40 PM989 km615 miles534 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Galapagos IslandsWed 11:40 AM1211 km752 miles654 nmNorthwest NW
CaliWed 12:40 PM1446 km899 miles781 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Rio BrancoWed 12:40 PM1543 km959 miles833 nmEast E
BogotaWed 12:40 PM1690 km1050 miles913 nmNorth-northeast NNE
La PazWed 1:40 PM1724 km1071 miles931 nmEast-southeast ESE
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