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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 Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 10:46:00 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 Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 10:46:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 30' South, Longitude: 20° 27' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.91 meters/second, 1670.1 km/hour, 1037.7 miles/hour or 901.8 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.30 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 minorth17.30 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.9"1037.73 miwest0° 00' 59.2"1.13 minorth1037.74 mi
24 hours0° 04' 25.9"5.11 miwest0° 23' 42.6"27.15 minorth27.63 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 10:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 34' South, Longitude: 129° 38' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.51 meters/second, 1582.2 km/hour, 983.2 miles/hour or 854.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.2"16.39 miwest0° 00' 08.5"0.16 misouth16.39 mi
1 hour14° 30' 17.4"982.97 miwest0° 08' 31.3"9.76 misouth982.77 mi
24 hours12° 08' 24.2"822.74 mieast3° 07' 36.2"214.94 misouth845.52 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BoendeWed 11:46 AM53 km33 miles29 nmEast-northeast ENE
MbandakaWed 11:46 AM252 km156 miles136 nmWest-northwest WNW
ImpfondoWed 11:46 AM354 km220 miles191 nmNorthwest NW
KisanganiWed 12:46 PM540 km336 miles292 nmEast-northeast ENE
OuéssoWed 11:46 AM542 km337 miles293 nmWest-northwest WNW
BimboWed 11:46 AM573 km356 miles309 nmNorth-northwest NNW
BanguiWed 11:46 AM577 km359 miles312 nmNorth-northwest NNW
TshikapaWed 12:46 PM656 km408 miles354 nmSouth S
BrazzavilleWed 11:46 AM710 km441 miles383 nmSouthwest SW
KinshasaWed 11:46 AM711 km442 miles384 nmSouthwest SW
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