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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 15:30:00 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 15:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 50' South, Longitude: 49° 22' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 459.59 meters/second, 1654.5 km/hour, 1028.1 miles/hour or 893.4 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"1028.03 miwest0° 00' 56.8"1.08 minorth1028.05 mi
24 hours0° 02' 51.4"3.26 miwest0° 22' 47.3"26.10 minorth26.30 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, February 28, 2014 at 15:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 14' South, Longitude: 59° 59' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.11 meters/second, 1595.2 km/hour, 991.2 miles/hour or 861.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.6"16.52 miwest0° 00' 11.3"0.22 minorth16.52 mi
1 hour14° 26' 35.0"991.11 miwest0° 11' 26.3"13.10 minorth991.40 mi
24 hours13° 11' 06.3"904.79 mieast4° 42' 52.9"323.96 minorth964.51 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AraguaínaFri 12:30 PM147 km91 miles79 nmEast-northeast ENE
São Félix do XinguFri 12:30 PM317 km197 miles171 nmWest-northwest WNW
BelémFri 12:30 PM713 km443 miles385 nmNorth N
BrasiliaFri 12:30 PM896 km557 miles484 nmSouth S
FortalezaFri 12:30 PM1277 km794 miles690 nmEast-northeast ENE
ManausFri 11:30 AM1290 km802 miles697 nmWest-northwest WNW
SalvadorFri 12:30 PM1320 km820 miles713 nmEast-southeast ESE
CayenneFri 12:30 PM1449 km901 miles783 nmNorth-northwest NNW
RecifeFri 12:30 PM1598 km993 miles863 nmEast E
ParamariboFri 12:30 PM1641 km1020 miles886 nmNorth-northwest NNW
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