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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 07:40:00 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 07:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 57' South, Longitude: 68° 09' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 459.46 meters/second, 1654.0 km/hour, 1027.8 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"1027.72 miwest0° 00' 56.7"1.08 minorth1027.74 mi
24 hours0° 02' 48.9"3.21 miwest0° 22' 45.1"26.06 minorth26.26 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, February 28, 2014 at 07:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 42' South, Longitude: 53° 08' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 441.37 meters/second, 1588.9 km/hour, 987.3 miles/hour or 858.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.1"16.45 miwest0° 00' 11.0"0.21 minorth16.46 mi
1 hour14° 26' 15.6"987.21 miwest0° 11' 03.6"12.67 minorth987.53 mi
24 hours13° 18' 30.1"910.00 mieast4° 37' 06.6"317.37 minorth968.10 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Diego GarciaFri 1:40 PM477 km296 miles257 nmEast E
Addu CityFri 12:40 PM977 km607 miles527 nmNortheast NE
VictoriaFri 11:40 AM1452 km902 miles784 nmWest-northwest WNW
MaleFri 12:40 PM1468 km912 miles793 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Port LouisFri 11:40 AM1772 km1101 miles957 nmSouthwest SW
Saint-DenisFri 11:40 AM1977 km1228 miles1067 nmSouthwest SW
ThiruvananthapuramFri 1:10 PM2066 km1284 miles1115 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ColomboFri 1:10 PM2097 km1303 miles1132 nmNortheast NE
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteFri 1:10 PM2098 km1304 miles1133 nmNortheast NE
MaduraiFri 1:10 PM2265 km1407 miles1223 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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