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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 06:10:00 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 Friday, February 28, 2014 at 06:10:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 59' South, Longitude: 90° 39' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 459.43 meters/second, 1653.9 km/hour, 1027.7 miles/hour or 893.1 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"1027.66 miwest0° 00' 56.7"1.08 minorth1027.68 mi
24 hours0° 02' 48.4"3.20 miwest0° 22' 44.7"26.05 minorth26.25 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, February 28, 2014 at 06:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 58' South, Longitude: 74° 47' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 441.02 meters/second, 1587.7 km/hour, 986.5 miles/hour or 857.3 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' 12.0"986.40 miwest0° 10' 58.6"12.57 minorth986.73 mi
24 hours13° 19' 56.8"910.97 mieast4° 35' 44.9"315.81 minorth968.66 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BengkuluFri 1:10 PM1367 km849 miles738 nmEast-northeast ENE
MedanFri 1:10 PM1559 km969 miles842 nmNortheast NE
PalembangFri 1:10 PM1658 km1030 miles895 nmEast-northeast ENE
Kuala LumpurFri 2:10 PM1737 km1079 miles938 nmNortheast NE
SingaporeFri 2:10 PM1788 km1111 miles966 nmNortheast NE
JakartaFri 1:10 PM1798 km1117 miles971 nmEast E
BandungFri 1:10 PM1876 km1166 miles1013 nmEast E
Diego GarciaFri 12:10 PM2012 km1250 miles1087 nmWest W
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteFri 11:40 AM2030 km1261 miles1096 nmNorthwest NW
ColomboFri 11:40 AM2036 km1265 miles1099 nmNorthwest NW
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