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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 05:50:00 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 Friday, February 28, 2014 at 05:50:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 59' South, Longitude: 95° 39' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 459.42 meters/second, 1653.9 km/hour, 1027.7 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' 06.8"1027.64 miwest0° 00' 56.7"1.08 minorth1027.66 mi
24 hours0° 02' 48.2"3.20 miwest0° 22' 44.6"26.05 minorth26.24 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, February 28, 2014 at 05:50:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 02' South, Longitude: 79° 36' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 440.93 meters/second, 1587.4 km/hour, 986.3 miles/hour or 857.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.1"16.44 miwest0° 00' 10.8"0.21 minorth16.44 mi
1 hour14° 26' 11.1"986.22 miwest0° 10' 57.4"12.55 minorth986.55 mi
24 hours13° 20' 16.2"911.18 mieast4° 35' 26.0"315.45 minorth968.78 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BantamFri 12:20 PM477 km297 miles258 nmSouth-southeast SSE
BengkuluFri 12:50 PM867 km539 miles468 nmEast-northeast ENE
PalembangFri 12:50 PM1151 km715 miles622 nmEast-northeast ENE
JakartaFri 12:50 PM1251 km777 miles675 nmEast E
MedanFri 12:50 PM1323 km822 miles714 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BandungFri 12:50 PM1326 km824 miles716 nmEast E
SingaporeFri 1:50 PM1371 km852 miles740 nmNortheast NE
Kuala LumpurFri 1:50 PM1401 km871 miles757 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PontianakFri 12:50 PM1756 km1091 miles948 nmEast-northeast ENE
MalangFri 12:50 PM1886 km1172 miles1018 nmEast E
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