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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 Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 01:50:00 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 Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 01:50:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 25' South, Longitude: 155° 42' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 458.92 meters/second, 1652.1 km/hour, 1026.6 miles/hour or 892.1 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.11 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth17.11 mi
1 hour15° 00' 06.5"1026.50 miwest0° 00' 56.3"1.08 minorth1026.52 mi
24 hours0° 02' 39.1"3.02 miwest0° 22' 36.4"25.89 minorth26.07 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 01:50:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 40' South, Longitude: 123° 33' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 433.32 meters/second, 1560.0 km/hour, 969.3 miles/hour or 842.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.0"16.15 miwest0° 00' 08.7"0.17 minorth16.16 mi
1 hour14° 25' 06.3"969.14 miwest0° 08' 48.4"10.09 minorth969.49 mi
24 hours13° 47' 16.3"926.77 mieast3° 54' 54.1"269.10 minorth971.71 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
GizoThu 12:50 PM131 km81 miles71 nmEast-northeast ENE
ArawaThu 11:50 AM243 km151 miles131 nmNorth N
BukaThu 11:50 AM350 km217 miles189 nmNorth-northwest NNW
HoniaraThu 12:50 PM481 km299 miles260 nmEast-southeast ESE
Port MoresbyThu 11:50 AM943 km586 miles509 nmWest W
LaeThu 11:50 AM979 km608 miles529 nmWest W
CairnsThu 11:50 AM1429 km888 miles772 nmSouthwest SW
YarenThu 1:50 PM1520 km944 miles821 nmNortheast NE
Port VilaThu 12:50 PM1711 km1063 miles924 nmSoutheast SE
PalikirThu 12:50 PM1718 km1068 miles928 nmNorth N
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