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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 13:40:00 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 13:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 14' South, Longitude: 21° 49' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 459.13 meters/second, 1652.9 km/hour, 1027.1 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"1026.99 miwest0° 00' 56.5"1.08 minorth1027.01 mi
24 hours0° 02' 43.0"3.10 miwest0° 22' 39.9"25.96 minorth26.14 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 13:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 50' South, Longitude: 47° 06' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 436.67 meters/second, 1572.0 km/hour, 976.8 miles/hour or 848.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.4"16.28 miwest0° 00' 09.7"0.19 minorth16.28 mi
1 hour14° 25' 32.1"976.66 miwest0° 09' 50.8"11.28 minorth977.02 mi
24 hours13° 36' 03.8"920.85 mieast4° 15' 23.3"292.54 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
RecifeThu 10:40 AM1439 km894 miles777 nmWest W
SalvadorThu 10:40 AM1896 km1178 miles1024 nmWest-southwest WSW
FortalezaThu 10:40 AM1920 km1193 miles1037 nmWest-northwest WNW
JamestownThu 1:40 PM1947 km1210 miles1051 nmEast-southeast ESE
MonroviaThu 1:40 PM2021 km1256 miles1092 nmNortheast NE
FreetownThu 1:40 PM2080 km1293 miles1123 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ConakryThu 1:40 PM2159 km1341 miles1166 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BissauThu 1:40 PM2327 km1446 miles1257 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BanjulThu 1:40 PM2468 km1533 miles1332 nmNorth-northeast NNE
YamoussoukroThu 1:40 PM2479 km1540 miles1339 nmNortheast NE
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