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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 05:20:00 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 Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 05:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 22' South, Longitude: 103° 11' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 458.98 meters/second, 1652.3 km/hour, 1026.7 miles/hour or 892.2 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"1026.65 miwest0° 00' 56.3"1.08 minorth1026.67 mi
24 hours0° 02' 40.2"3.05 miwest0° 22' 37.4"25.91 minorth26.09 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 05:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 09' South, Longitude: 73° 05' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 434.32 meters/second, 1563.5 km/hour, 971.5 miles/hour or 844.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.2"16.19 miwest0° 00' 09.0"0.17 minorth16.19 mi
1 hour14° 25' 13.5"971.37 miwest0° 09' 07.8"10.46 minorth971.73 mi
24 hours13° 44' 02.1"925.14 mieast4° 01' 27.0"276.60 minorth972.11 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
The SettlementThu 12:20 PM360 km224 miles194 nmSoutheast SE
Bandar LampungThu 12:20 PM399 km248 miles215 nmNortheast NE
SerangThu 12:20 PM411 km256 miles222 nmNortheast NE
BogorThu 12:20 PM440 km274 miles238 nmEast-northeast ENE
JakartaThu 12:20 PM470 km292 miles254 nmEast-northeast ENE
BekasiThu 12:20 PM482 km300 miles260 nmEast-northeast ENE
BandungThu 12:20 PM513 km319 miles277 nmEast-northeast ENE
BengkuluThu 12:20 PM516 km321 miles279 nmNorth-northwest NNW
TasikmalayaThu 12:20 PM571 km355 miles308 nmEast-northeast ENE
CirebonThu 12:20 PM617 km384 miles333 nmEast-northeast ENE
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