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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 19:20:00 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 19:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 32' South, Longitude: 106° 47' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 458.79 meters/second, 1651.7 km/hour, 1026.3 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"1026.23 miwest0° 00' 56.3"1.07 minorth1026.25 mi
24 hours0° 02' 36.9"2.98 miwest0° 22' 34.4"25.85 minorth26.03 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 19:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 35' South, Longitude: 142° 44' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.49 meters/second, 1553.4 km/hour, 965.2 miles/hour or 838.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.8"16.09 miwest0° 00' 08.0"0.15 minorth16.09 mi
1 hour14° 24' 53.9"965.03 miwest0° 08' 09.6"9.35 minorth965.37 mi
24 hours13° 53' 01.4"929.48 mieast3° 41' 41.5"253.99 minorth970.42 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Easter Island *Wed 2:20 PM2071 km1287 miles1119 nmSouth S
Galapagos IslandsWed 1:20 PM2084 km1295 miles1125 nmEast-northeast ENE
AdamstownWed 11:20 AM3076 km1912 miles1661 nmSouthwest SW
GuatemalaWed 1:20 PM3126 km1942 miles1688 nmNortheast NE
San SalvadorWed 1:20 PM3134 km1947 miles1692 nmNortheast NE
Mexico CityWed 1:20 PM3203 km1991 miles1730 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ManaguaWed 1:20 PM3223 km2003 miles1740 nmNortheast NE
San JoseWed 1:20 PM3240 km2014 miles1750 nmNortheast NE
QuitoWed 2:20 PM3268 km2031 miles1765 nmEast-northeast ENE
LimaWed 2:20 PM3281 km2039 miles1772 nmEast E
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