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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 23:10:00 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 23:10:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 05' South, Longitude: 164° 21' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 459.30 meters/second, 1653.5 km/hour, 1027.4 miles/hour or 892.8 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"1027.38 miwest0° 00' 56.5"1.08 minorth1027.40 mi
24 hours0° 02' 46.0"3.16 miwest0° 22' 42.7"26.01 minorth26.20 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 23:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 13' South, Longitude: 175° 50' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.25 meters/second, 1581.3 km/hour, 982.6 miles/hour or 853.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.9"16.38 miwest0° 00' 10.5"0.20 minorth16.38 mi
1 hour14° 25' 54.7"982.44 miwest0° 10' 32.6"12.08 minorth982.79 mi
24 hours346° 33' 13.9"915.35 miwest4° 28' 18.6"307.31 minorth970.76 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
FakaofoFri 12:10 PM771 km479 miles417 nmWest W
RawakiFri 12:10 PM855 km531 miles462 nmNorthwest NW
Pago PagoThu 12:10 PM974 km605 miles526 nmSouthwest SW
Apia *Fri 1:10 PM1031 km640 miles557 nmSouthwest SW
KiritimatiFri 1:10 PM1348 km838 miles728 nmNortheast NE
AlofiThu 12:10 PM1354 km841 miles731 nmSouth-southwest SSW
RarotongaThu 1:10 PM1535 km954 miles829 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Baker IslandThu 11:10 AM1629 km1012 miles879 nmNorthwest NW
FunafutiFri 11:10 AM1812 km1126 miles978 nmWest W
NukualofaFri 12:10 PM1856 km1153 miles1002 nmSouthwest SW
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