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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 19:50:00 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 19:50:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 08' South, Longitude: 114° 20' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 459.24 meters/second, 1653.3 km/hour, 1027.3 miles/hour or 892.7 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' 06.7"1027.24 miwest0° 00' 56.5"1.08 minorth1027.26 mi
24 hours0° 02' 44.9"3.14 miwest0° 22' 41.7"25.99 minorth26.18 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 19:50:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 48' South, Longitude: 136° 04' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 438.37 meters/second, 1578.1 km/hour, 980.6 miles/hour or 852.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.7"16.34 miwest0° 00' 10.2"0.20 minorth16.34 mi
1 hour14° 25' 46.6"980.46 miwest0° 10' 18.9"11.82 minorth980.81 mi
24 hours13° 30' 02.0"917.34 mieast4° 24' 08.5"302.55 minorth971.45 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Easter Island *Thu 2:50 PM2162 km1343 miles1167 nmSouth-southeast SSE
AdamstownThu 11:50 AM2512 km1561 miles1357 nmSouthwest SW
Galapagos IslandsThu 1:50 PM2858 km1776 miles1543 nmEast-northeast ENE
Mexico CityThu 1:50 PM3475 km2159 miles1876 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GuatemalaThu 1:50 PM3638 km2261 miles1965 nmNortheast NE
San SalvadorThu 1:50 PM3681 km2287 miles1988 nmNortheast NE
ManaguaThu 1:50 PM3833 km2381 miles2069 nmNortheast NE
TegucigalpaThu 1:50 PM3873 km2407 miles2092 nmNortheast NE
San JoseThu 1:50 PM3904 km2426 miles2108 nmEast-northeast ENE
PapeeteThu 9:50 AM3955 km2458 miles2136 nmWest-southwest WSW
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