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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 04:30:00 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 04:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 00' South, Longitude: 115° 39' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 459.40 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"1027.59 miwest0° 00' 56.7"1.08 minorth1027.61 mi
24 hours0° 02' 47.7"3.19 miwest0° 22' 44.1"26.04 minorth26.24 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, February 28, 2014 at 04:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 16' South, Longitude: 98° 51' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 440.61 meters/second, 1586.2 km/hour, 985.6 miles/hour or 856.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.1"16.43 miwest0° 00' 10.8"0.21 minorth16.43 mi
1 hour14° 26' 07.9"985.49 miwest0° 10' 52.9"12.46 minorth985.82 mi
24 hours13° 21' 33.7"912.03 mieast4° 34' 08.3"313.97 minorth969.24 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SingarajaFri 12:30 PM60 km37 miles32 nmWest W
UbudFri 12:30 PM70 km43 miles38 nmSouthwest SW
MataramFri 12:30 PM81 km50 miles44 nmSoutheast SE
DenpasarFri 12:30 PM86 km54 miles47 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MalangFri 11:30 AM320 km199 miles173 nmWest W
SurabayaFri 11:30 AM331 km205 miles178 nmWest-northwest WNW
RabaFri 12:30 PM345 km215 miles186 nmEast E
KediriFri 11:30 AM401 km249 miles216 nmWest W
MadiunFri 11:30 AM454 km282 miles245 nmWest W
MakassarFri 12:30 PM523 km325 miles283 nmNortheast NE
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