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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 06:20:00 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 06:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 21' South, Longitude: 88° 11' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 459.00 meters/second, 1652.4 km/hour, 1026.8 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"1026.69 miwest0° 00' 56.3"1.08 minorth1026.71 mi
24 hours0° 02' 40.5"3.05 miwest0° 22' 37.7"25.92 minorth26.10 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 06:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 60' South, Longitude: 58° 40' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 434.60 meters/second, 1564.6 km/hour, 972.2 miles/hour or 844.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.2"16.20 miwest0° 00' 09.2"0.18 minorth16.20 mi
1 hour14° 25' 15.6"972.01 miwest0° 09' 13.4"10.57 minorth972.37 mi
24 hours13° 43' 05.6"924.66 mieast4° 03' 14.8"278.65 minorth972.19 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BengkuluThu 1:20 PM1637 km1017 miles884 nmEast-northeast ENE
Diego GarciaThu 12:20 PM1743 km1083 miles941 nmWest W
MedanThu 1:20 PM1760 km1094 miles950 nmNortheast NE
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteThu 11:50 AM1919 km1192 miles1036 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ColomboThu 11:50 AM1925 km1196 miles1039 nmNorth-northwest NNW
PalembangThu 1:20 PM1929 km1198 miles1041 nmEast-northeast ENE
Kuala LumpurThu 2:20 PM1966 km1221 miles1061 nmNortheast NE
SingaporeThu 2:20 PM2039 km1267 miles1101 nmEast-northeast ENE
JakartaThu 1:20 PM2071 km1287 miles1118 nmEast E
MaleThu 11:20 AM2139 km1329 miles1155 nmNorthwest NW
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