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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 13:50:00 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 13:50:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 51' South, Longitude: 24° 22' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 459.56 meters/second, 1654.4 km/hour, 1028.0 miles/hour or 893.3 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' 06.9"1027.96 miwest0° 00' 56.8"1.08 minorth1027.98 mi
24 hours0° 02' 50.7"3.25 miwest0° 22' 46.8"26.09 minorth26.29 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, February 28, 2014 at 13:50:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 33' South, Longitude: 35° 55' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.76 meters/second, 1593.9 km/hour, 990.4 miles/hour or 860.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.4"16.51 miwest0° 00' 11.2"0.22 minorth16.51 mi
1 hour14° 26' 30.8"990.33 miwest0° 11' 21.9"13.02 minorth990.63 mi
24 hours13° 12' 39.4"905.92 mieast4° 41' 50.5"322.77 minorth965.36 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Fernando de NoronhaFri 11:50 AM993 km617 miles536 nmWest-northwest WNW
RecifeFri 10:50 AM1159 km720 miles626 nmWest W
FortalezaFri 10:50 AM1638 km1018 miles884 nmWest-northwest WNW
SalvadorFri 10:50 AM1645 km1022 miles888 nmWest-southwest WSW
MonroviaFri 1:50 PM2174 km1351 miles1174 nmNortheast NE
FreetownFri 1:50 PM2189 km1360 miles1182 nmNortheast NE
JamestownFri 1:50 PM2217 km1378 miles1197 nmEast-southeast ESE
ConakryFri 1:50 PM2255 km1401 miles1218 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BissauFri 1:50 PM2388 km1484 miles1289 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BanjulFri 1:50 PM2509 km1559 miles1355 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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