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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 16:46:00 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 16:46:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 24' South, Longitude: 69° 34' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.92 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' 11.0"1037.75 miwest0° 00' 59.2"1.13 minorth1037.75 mi
24 hours0° 04' 26.2"5.12 miwest0° 23' 42.5"27.15 minorth27.63 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 16:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 24' South, Longitude: 143° 21' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.99 meters/second, 1576.8 km/hour, 979.8 miles/hour or 851.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.9"16.33 miwest0° 00' 08.2"0.16 misouth16.33 mi
1 hour14° 29' 57.7"979.56 miwest0° 08' 10.8"9.37 misouth979.35 mi
24 hours12° 16' 32.6"829.36 mieast2° 57' 52.9"203.82 misouth849.10 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MitúWed 11:46 AM198 km123 miles107 nmNorth-northwest NNW
VillavicencioWed 11:46 AM677 km421 miles365 nmNorthwest NW
Puerto AyacuchoWed 12:16 PM704 km438 miles380 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FlorenciaWed 11:46 AM708 km440 miles382 nmWest-northwest WNW
BogotaWed 11:46 AM749 km466 miles405 nmNorthwest NW
CaliWed 11:46 AM878 km546 miles474 nmWest-northwest WNW
San Fernando de ApureWed 12:16 PM945 km587 miles510 nmNorth-northeast NNE
QuitoWed 11:46 AM994 km618 miles537 nmWest W
MedellinWed 11:46 AM995 km618 miles537 nmNorthwest NW
Rio BrancoWed 11:46 AM1078 km670 miles582 nmSouth S
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