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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 03:40:00 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 Friday, February 28, 2014 at 03:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 01' South, Longitude: 128° 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"1027.56 miwest0° 00' 56.7"1.08 minorth1027.58 mi
24 hours0° 02' 47.6"3.19 miwest0° 22' 44.0"26.04 minorth26.23 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, February 28, 2014 at 03:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 25' South, Longitude: 110° 53' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 440.40 meters/second, 1585.4 km/hour, 985.2 miles/hour or 856.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.1"16.42 miwest0° 00' 10.7"0.21 minorth16.42 mi
1 hour14° 26' 05.7"985.03 miwest0° 10' 49.9"12.41 minorth985.36 mi
24 hours13° 22' 22.3"912.56 mieast4° 33' 17.8"313.01 minorth969.51 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BaucauFri 12:40 PM193 km120 miles104 nmWest-southwest WSW
DiliFri 12:40 PM289 km180 miles156 nmWest-southwest WSW
SameFri 12:40 PM296 km184 miles160 nmWest-southwest WSW
SuaiFri 12:40 PM349 km217 miles189 nmWest-southwest WSW
AmbonFri 12:40 PM478 km297 miles258 nmNorth N
KupangFri 11:40 AM555 km345 miles300 nmWest-southwest WSW
DarwinFri 1:10 PM573 km356 miles310 nmSouth-southeast SSE
EndeFri 11:40 AM720 km447 miles389 nmWest W
KendariFri 11:40 AM767 km476 miles414 nmNorthwest NW
SofifiFri 12:40 PM971 km603 miles524 nmNorth N
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