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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 13:10:00 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 13:10:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 15' South, Longitude: 14° 19' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 459.12 meters/second, 1652.8 km/hour, 1027.0 miles/hour or 892.5 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.12 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth17.12 mi
1 hour15° 00' 06.6"1026.97 miwest0° 00' 56.5"1.08 minorth1026.99 mi
24 hours0° 02' 42.8"3.10 miwest0° 22' 39.8"25.96 minorth26.14 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 13:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 55' South, Longitude: 39° 53' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 436.53 meters/second, 1571.5 km/hour, 976.5 miles/hour or 848.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.4"16.27 miwest0° 00' 09.7"0.19 minorth16.28 mi
1 hour14° 25' 30.9"976.35 miwest0° 09' 48.4"11.23 minorth976.70 mi
24 hours13° 36' 32.9"921.12 mieast4° 14' 37.2"291.66 minorth972.22 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Georgetown (Ascension Island) (St. Helena)Thu 1:10 PM36 km23 miles20 nmNorth-northwest NNW
JamestownThu 1:10 PM1264 km785 miles682 nmSoutheast SE
MonroviaThu 1:10 PM1657 km1030 miles895 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FreetownThu 1:10 PM1854 km1152 miles1001 nmNorth N
AbidjanThu 1:10 PM1887 km1172 miles1019 nmNortheast NE
YamoussoukroThu 1:10 PM1945 km1209 miles1050 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ConakryThu 1:10 PM1965 km1221 miles1061 nmNorth N
AccraThu 1:10 PM2187 km1359 miles1181 nmNortheast NE
BissauThu 1:10 PM2228 km1384 miles1203 nmNorth N
RecifeThu 10:10 AM2265 km1408 miles1223 nmWest W
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