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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 17:30:00 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 17:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 48' South, Longitude: 79° 23' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 459.63 meters/second, 1654.7 km/hour, 1028.2 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"17.14 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth17.14 mi
1 hour15° 00' 06.9"1028.10 miwest0° 00' 56.9"1.09 minorth1028.12 mi
24 hours0° 02' 52.0"3.27 miwest0° 22' 47.7"26.11 minorth26.32 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, February 28, 2014 at 17:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 51' South, Longitude: 88° 52' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.52 meters/second, 1596.7 km/hour, 992.1 miles/hour or 862.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.6"16.53 miwest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 minorth16.54 mi
1 hour14° 26' 39.9"992.02 miwest0° 11' 31.2"13.19 minorth992.30 mi
24 hours13° 09' 15.9"903.43 mieast4° 44' 00.0"325.24 minorth963.43 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TrujilloFri 12:30 PM53 km33 miles29 nmSoutheast SE
ChiclayoFri 12:30 PM121 km75 miles65 nmNorth-northwest NNW
LojaFri 12:30 PM421 km261 miles227 nmNorth N
LimaFri 12:30 PM536 km333 miles290 nmSouth-southeast SSE
GuayaquilFri 12:30 PM620 km385 miles335 nmNorth N
PortoviejoFri 12:30 PM755 km469 miles408 nmNorth N
QuitoFri 12:30 PM842 km523 miles455 nmNorth N
Machu Picchu PuebloFri 12:30 PM956 km594 miles516 nmSoutheast SE
CaliFri 12:30 PM1279 km795 miles691 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Rio BrancoFri 12:30 PM1294 km804 miles699 nmEast-southeast ESE
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