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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 Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 01:40:00 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 Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 01:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 40' South, Longitude: 158° 06' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 459.77 meters/second, 1655.2 km/hour, 1028.5 miles/hour or 893.7 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"1028.42 miwest0° 00' 57.0"1.09 minorth1028.44 mi
24 hours0° 02' 54.6"3.32 miwest0° 22' 50.1"26.15 minorth26.36 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 01:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 16' South, Longitude: 153° 09' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 444.98 meters/second, 1601.9 km/hour, 995.4 miles/hour or 865.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.0"16.59 miwest0° 00' 11.7"0.22 minorth16.59 mi
1 hour14° 26' 59.5"995.30 miwest0° 11' 47.3"13.50 minorth995.55 mi
24 hours13° 02' 00.6"897.75 mieast4° 47' 03.6"328.73 minorth958.30 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
GizoSat 12:40 PM147 km92 miles80 nmWest-southwest WSW
HoniaraSat 12:40 PM282 km175 miles152 nmSoutheast SE
ArawaSat 11:40 AM323 km201 miles174 nmWest-northwest WNW
BukaSat 11:40 AM454 km282 miles245 nmWest-northwest WNW
Port MoresbySat 11:40 AM1218 km757 miles658 nmWest W
YarenSat 1:40 PM1256 km781 miles678 nmNortheast NE
Port VilaSat 12:40 PM1570 km976 miles848 nmSoutheast SE
PalikirSat 12:40 PM1613 km1002 miles871 nmNorth N
CairnsSat 11:40 AM1686 km1048 miles910 nmSouthwest SW
TarawaSat 1:40 PM1935 km1202 miles1045 nmEast-northeast ENE
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