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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 05:30:00 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 05:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 22' South, Longitude: 100° 41' 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' 37.5"25.91 minorth26.09 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 05:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 07' South, Longitude: 70° 41' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 434.37 meters/second, 1563.7 km/hour, 971.6 miles/hour or 844.3 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' 13.9"971.48 miwest0° 09' 08.9"10.48 minorth971.84 mi
24 hours13° 43' 52.7"925.06 mieast4° 01' 45.1"276.94 minorth972.12 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BengkuluThu 12:30 PM535 km332 miles289 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BantamThu 12:00 Noon587 km365 miles317 nmSouthwest SW
The SettlementThu 12:30 PM595 km370 miles321 nmEast-southeast ESE
Bandar LampungThu 12:30 PM601 km374 miles325 nmEast-northeast ENE
SerangThu 12:30 PM653 km406 miles352 nmEast-northeast ENE
JakartaThu 12:30 PM720 km447 miles389 nmEast-northeast ENE
BekasiThu 12:30 PM735 km457 miles397 nmEast-northeast ENE
PalembangThu 12:30 PM746 km464 miles403 nmNortheast NE
BandungThu 12:30 PM780 km484 miles421 nmEast-northeast ENE
Pangkal PinangThu 12:30 PM915 km568 miles494 nmNortheast NE
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