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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 Friday, March 21, 2014 at 04:36:00 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 Friday, March 21, 2014 at 04:36:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 12' North, Longitude: 112° 49' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.92 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' 11.2"1037.77 miwest0° 00' 59.1"1.13 minorth1037.77 mi
24 hours0° 04' 28.6"5.16 miwest0° 23' 41.3"27.13 minorth27.61 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, March 21, 2014 at 04:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 33' South, Longitude: 15° 37' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.90 meters/second, 1544.0 km/hour, 959.4 miles/hour or 833.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.9"15.99 miwest0° 00' 05.5"0.11 misouth15.99 mi
1 hour14° 27' 55.9"959.17 miwest0° 05' 27.5"6.26 misouth958.96 mi
24 hours13° 03' 58.5"866.42 mieast1° 44' 03.5"119.27 misouth870.60 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Palangka RayaFri 11:36 AM292 km182 miles158 nmSouth-southeast SSE
KuchingFri 12:36 PM314 km195 miles170 nmWest-northwest WNW
PontianakFri 11:36 AM388 km241 miles209 nmWest W
BanjarmasinFri 12:36 PM436 km271 miles235 nmSouth-southeast SSE
BalikpapanFri 12:36 PM474 km295 miles256 nmEast-southeast ESE
MiriFri 12:36 PM483 km300 miles261 nmNorth-northeast NNE
SamarindaFri 12:36 PM488 km303 miles263 nmEast E
Kuala BelaitFri 12:36 PM511 km317 miles276 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Pekan TutongFri 12:36 PM549 km341 miles296 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Bandar Seri BegawanFri 12:36 PM576 km358 miles311 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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