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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 22:30:00 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 22:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 43' South, Longitude: 154° 23' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 459.71 meters/second, 1655.0 km/hour, 1028.4 miles/hour or 893.6 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' 07.0"1028.30 miwest0° 00' 56.9"1.09 minorth1028.32 mi
24 hours0° 02' 53.6"3.31 miwest0° 22' 49.2"26.14 minorth26.34 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, February 28, 2014 at 22:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 53' South, Longitude: 161° 06' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 444.45 meters/second, 1600.0 km/hour, 994.2 miles/hour or 863.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.8"16.57 miwest0° 00' 11.6"0.22 minorth16.57 mi
1 hour14° 26' 52.0"994.11 miwest0° 11' 41.8"13.40 minorth994.38 mi
24 hours13° 04' 46.2"899.97 mieast4° 46' 09.4"327.70 minorth960.42 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiSat 12:30 PM1110 km689 miles599 nmNorth-northwest NNW
PapeeteFri 12:30 PM1205 km749 miles651 nmSouth-southeast SSE
RarotongaFri 12:30 PM1603 km996 miles866 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FakaofoSat 11:30 AM1863 km1158 miles1006 nmWest W
Apia *Sat 12:30 PM2017 km1253 miles1089 nmWest-southwest WSW
AlofiFri 11:30 AM2095 km1302 miles1131 nmSouthwest SW
Baker IslandFri 10:30 AM2603 km1618 miles1406 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaSat 11:30 AM2685 km1668 miles1450 nmSouthwest SW
FunafutiSat 10:30 AM2910 km1808 miles1571 nmWest W
SuvaSat 10:30 AM3162 km1965 miles1707 nmWest-southwest WSW
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