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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 08:40:00 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 08:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 56' South, Longitude: 53° 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"1027.76 miwest0° 00' 56.8"1.08 minorth1027.78 mi
24 hours0° 02' 49.2"3.22 miwest0° 22' 45.4"26.06 minorth26.26 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, February 28, 2014 at 08:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 31' South, Longitude: 38° 42' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 441.61 meters/second, 1589.8 km/hour, 987.9 miles/hour or 858.4 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' 18.2"987.73 miwest0° 11' 06.8"12.73 minorth988.05 mi
24 hours13° 17' 32.6"909.35 mieast4° 37' 58.3"318.35 minorth967.70 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
VictoriaFri 12:40 PM447 km278 miles242 nmNortheast NE
AntsirananaFri 11:40 AM639 km397 miles345 nmSouthwest SW
MamoutzouFri 11:40 AM1018 km633 miles550 nmWest-southwest WSW
MoroniFri 11:40 AM1160 km721 miles627 nmWest-southwest WSW
AntananarivoFri 11:40 AM1358 km844 miles733 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MogadishuFri 11:40 AM1403 km872 miles758 nmNorthwest NW
Port LouisFri 12:40 PM1432 km890 miles773 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Saint-DenisFri 12:40 PM1453 km903 miles785 nmSouth S
Dar es SalaamFri 11:40 AM1534 km953 miles829 nmWest W
DodomaFri 11:40 AM1932 km1200 miles1043 nmWest W
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