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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 19:30:00 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 Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 19:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 23' South, Longitude: 109° 26' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 460.07 meters/second, 1656.2 km/hour, 1029.1 miles/hour or 894.3 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.15 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 minorth17.15 mi
1 hour15° 00' 07.4"1029.09 miwest0° 00' 57.1"1.09 minorth1029.11 mi
24 hours0° 03' 00.0"3.43 miwest0° 22' 54.7"26.24 minorth26.47 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 19:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 43' South, Longitude: 104° 38' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.99 meters/second, 1609.2 km/hour, 999.9 miles/hour or 868.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.5"16.66 miwest0° 00' 12.0"0.23 minorth16.66 mi
1 hour14° 27' 38.7"999.82 miwest0° 12' 01.5"13.77 minorth999.96 mi
24 hours12° 47' 56.1"884.92 mieast4° 45' 40.7"327.14 minorth943.53 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Easter Island *Sat 2:30 PM2180 km1355 miles1177 nmSouth S
Galapagos IslandsSat 1:30 PM2314 km1438 miles1250 nmEast-northeast ENE
AdamstownSat 11:30 AM2943 km1829 miles1589 nmSouthwest SW
Mexico CitySat 1:30 PM3173 km1972 miles1713 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GuatemalaSat 1:30 PM3205 km1991 miles1731 nmNortheast NE
San SalvadorSat 1:30 PM3231 km2008 miles1745 nmNortheast NE
ManaguaSat 1:30 PM3353 km2084 miles1811 nmNortheast NE
San JoseSat 1:30 PM3401 km2113 miles1836 nmNortheast NE
TegucigalpaSat 1:30 PM3413 km2121 miles1843 nmNortheast NE
QuitoSat 2:30 PM3523 km2189 miles1902 nmEast-northeast ENE
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