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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 07:30:00 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 07:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 20' South, Longitude: 70° 41' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 459.02 meters/second, 1652.5 km/hour, 1026.8 miles/hour or 892.3 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"1026.74 miwest0° 00' 56.3"1.08 minorth1026.76 mi
24 hours0° 02' 40.9"3.06 miwest0° 22' 38.0"25.92 minorth26.10 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 07:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 49' South, Longitude: 41° 50' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 434.93 meters/second, 1565.8 km/hour, 972.9 miles/hour or 845.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.2"16.21 miwest0° 00' 09.2"0.18 minorth16.22 mi
1 hour14° 25' 18.2"972.76 miwest0° 09' 19.6"10.69 minorth973.11 mi
24 hours13° 41' 59.6"924.08 mieast4° 05' 18.1"281.00 minorth972.25 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Diego GarciaThu 1:30 PM221 km137 miles119 nmEast-northeast ENE
Addu CityThu 12:30 PM889 km552 miles480 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MaleThu 12:30 PM1418 km881 miles766 nmNorth-northeast NNE
VictoriaThu 11:30 AM1734 km1078 miles936 nmWest-northwest WNW
Port LouisThu 11:30 AM1931 km1200 miles1043 nmSouthwest SW
ColomboThu 1:00 PM1970 km1224 miles1064 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteThu 1:00 PM1971 km1224 miles1064 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ThiruvananthapuramThu 1:00 PM1987 km1235 miles1073 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Saint-DenisThu 11:30 AM2146 km1334 miles1159 nmSouthwest SW
MaduraiThu 1:00 PM2180 km1355 miles1177 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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