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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 11:10:00 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 11:10:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 54' South, Longitude: 15° 38' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 459.52 meters/second, 1654.3 km/hour, 1027.9 miles/hour or 893.2 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"1027.85 miwest0° 00' 56.8"1.08 minorth1027.88 mi
24 hours0° 02' 50.0"3.24 miwest0° 22' 46.1"26.08 minorth26.28 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, February 28, 2014 at 11:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 03' South, Longitude: 2° 36' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.18 meters/second, 1591.8 km/hour, 989.1 miles/hour or 859.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.3"16.48 miwest0° 00' 11.1"0.21 minorth16.49 mi
1 hour14° 26' 24.4"989.02 miwest0° 11' 14.4"12.87 minorth989.33 mi
24 hours13° 15' 09.9"907.70 mieast4° 39' 58.0"320.63 minorth966.63 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
UígeFri 12:10 PM71 km44 miles38 nmWest-northwest WNW
MalanjeFri 12:10 PM198 km123 miles107 nmSouth-southeast SSE
LuandaFri 12:10 PM284 km177 miles153 nmWest-southwest WSW
KinshasaFri 12:10 PM397 km247 miles214 nmNorth N
BrazzavilleFri 12:10 PM404 km251 miles218 nmNorth N
CabindaFri 12:10 PM461 km286 miles249 nmNorthwest NW
DolisieFri 12:10 PM524 km325 miles283 nmNorthwest NW
HuamboFri 12:10 PM540 km335 miles291 nmSouth S
Pointe-NoireFri 12:10 PM540 km336 miles292 nmNorthwest NW
LucapaFri 12:10 PM566 km351 miles305 nmEast E
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