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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 Friday, February 28, 2014 at 03:20:00 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 Friday, February 28, 2014 at 03:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 01' South, Longitude: 133° 09' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 459.38 meters/second, 1653.8 km/hour, 1027.6 miles/hour or 893.0 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.13 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth17.13 mi
1 hour15° 00' 06.7"1027.54 miwest0° 00' 56.7"1.08 minorth1027.56 mi
24 hours0° 02' 47.5"3.19 miwest0° 22' 43.9"26.03 minorth26.23 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, February 28, 2014 at 03:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 29' South, Longitude: 115° 41' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 440.32 meters/second, 1585.1 km/hour, 985.0 miles/hour or 855.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.1"16.41 miwest0° 00' 10.7"0.21 minorth16.42 mi
1 hour14° 26' 04.9"984.84 miwest0° 10' 48.6"12.38 minorth985.17 mi
24 hours13° 22' 41.7"912.77 mieast4° 32' 57.2"312.62 minorth969.62 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
DarwinFri 12:50 PM552 km343 miles298 nmSouth-southwest SSW
AmbonFri 12:20 PM729 km453 miles394 nmNorthwest NW
BaucauFri 12:20 PM740 km460 miles399 nmWest W
ManokwariFri 12:20 PM798 km496 miles431 nmNorth N
SameFri 12:20 PM833 km518 miles450 nmWest W
DiliFri 12:20 PM836 km520 miles452 nmWest W
SuaiFri 12:20 PM880 km547 miles475 nmWest W
JayapuraFri 12:20 PM1034 km642 miles558 nmNortheast NE
KendariFri 11:20 AM1259 km782 miles680 nmWest-northwest WNW
ManadoFri 11:20 AM1399 km869 miles756 nmNorthwest NW
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