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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 08:20:00 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 08:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 57' South, Longitude: 58° 08' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 459.47 meters/second, 1654.1 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"1027.74 miwest0° 00' 56.8"1.08 minorth1027.76 mi
24 hours0° 02' 49.0"3.22 miwest0° 22' 45.3"26.06 minorth26.26 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, February 28, 2014 at 08:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 34' South, Longitude: 43° 31' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 441.53 meters/second, 1589.5 km/hour, 987.7 miles/hour or 858.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.3"16.46 miwest0° 00' 11.0"0.21 minorth16.46 mi
1 hour14° 26' 17.4"987.56 miwest0° 11' 05.8"12.71 minorth987.88 mi
24 hours13° 17' 51.9"909.56 mieast4° 37' 41.2"318.03 minorth967.83 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
VictoriaFri 12:20 PM473 km294 miles255 nmNorthwest NW
Port LouisFri 12:20 PM1354 km841 miles731 nmSouth S
Saint-DenisFri 12:20 PM1460 km907 miles788 nmSouth S
Diego GarciaFri 2:20 PM1577 km980 miles851 nmEast E
AntananarivoFri 11:20 AM1671 km1038 miles902 nmSouthwest SW
MoroniFri 11:20 AM1684 km1046 miles909 nmWest-southwest WSW
MogadishuFri 11:20 AM1800 km1119 miles972 nmNorthwest NW
Dar es SalaamFri 11:20 AM2085 km1296 miles1126 nmWest W
MaleFri 1:20 PM2170 km1348 miles1172 nmNortheast NE
NairobiFri 11:20 AM2477 km1539 miles1337 nmWest-northwest WNW
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