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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 Sunday, March 2, 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 Sunday, March 2, 2014 at 01:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 17' South, Longitude: 158° 04' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 460.17 meters/second, 1656.6 km/hour, 1029.4 miles/hour or 894.5 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.16 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 minorth17.16 mi
1 hour15° 00' 07.4"1029.32 miwest0° 00' 57.1"1.09 minorth1029.34 mi
24 hours0° 03' 01.9"3.47 miwest0° 22' 56.3"26.27 minorth26.50 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, March 2, 2014 at 01:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 29' South, Longitude: 166° 11' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.28 meters/second, 1610.2 km/hour, 1000.5 miles/hour or 869.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.7"16.67 miwest0° 00' 12.0"0.23 minorth16.68 mi
1 hour14° 27' 50.9"1000.46 miwest0° 12' 00.0"13.74 minorth1000.57 mi
24 hours12° 43' 42.1"880.40 mieast4° 42' 46.1"323.81 minorth937.42 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
GizoSun 12:40 PM162 km100 miles87 nmSouthwest SW
ArawaSun 11:40 AM300 km186 miles162 nmWest-northwest WNW
HoniaraSun 12:40 PM316 km196 miles170 nmSoutheast SE
BukaSun 11:40 AM427 km266 miles231 nmWest-northwest WNW
Port MoresbySun 11:40 AM1221 km759 miles659 nmWest-southwest WSW
YarenSun 1:40 PM1235 km767 miles667 nmNortheast NE
PalikirSun 12:40 PM1571 km976 miles848 nmNorth N
Port VilaSun 12:40 PM1604 km997 miles866 nmSoutheast SE
CairnsSun 11:40 AM1708 km1061 miles922 nmSouthwest SW
TarawaSun 1:40 PM1919 km1192 miles1036 nmEast-northeast ENE
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