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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 Thursday, March 20, 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 Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 16:46:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 00' South, Longitude: 69° 39' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.93 meters/second, 1670.1 km/hour, 1037.8 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"1037.77 miwest0° 00' 59.2"1.13 minorth1037.78 mi
24 hours0° 04' 27.9"5.15 miwest0° 23' 41.8"27.14 minorth27.62 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 16:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 22' South, Longitude: 155° 38' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.77 meters/second, 1554.4 km/hour, 965.8 miles/hour or 839.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.6"16.10 miwest0° 00' 06.4"0.12 misouth16.10 mi
1 hour14° 28' 35.8"965.61 miwest0° 06' 29.0"7.43 misouth965.38 mi
24 hours12° 49' 01.2"854.94 mieast2° 11' 16.8"150.45 misouth863.46 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MitúThu 11:46 AM154 km96 miles83 nmNorth-northwest NNW
VillavicencioThu 11:46 AM639 km397 miles345 nmNorthwest NW
Puerto AyacuchoThu 12:16 PM665 km413 miles359 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FlorenciaThu 11:46 AM688 km427 miles371 nmWest-northwest WNW
BogotaThu 11:46 AM712 km442 miles384 nmNorthwest NW
CaliThu 11:46 AM851 km529 miles459 nmWest-northwest WNW
San Fernando de ApureThu 12:16 PM905 km563 miles489 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MedellinThu 11:46 AM957 km595 miles517 nmNorthwest NW
QuitoThu 11:46 AM986 km613 miles533 nmWest W
Rio BrancoThu 11:46 AM1122 km697 miles606 nmSouth S
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