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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 Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 03:56:00 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 Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 03:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 35' North, Longitude: 122° 45' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.90 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' 11.2"1037.72 miwest0° 00' 59.1"1.13 minorth1037.72 mi
24 hours0° 04' 29.7"5.18 miwest0° 23' 40.1"27.11 minorth27.60 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 03:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 15' South, Longitude: 7° 05' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.37 meters/second, 1527.7 km/hour, 949.3 miles/hour or 824.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.8"15.82 miwest0° 00' 03.1"0.06 misouth15.82 mi
1 hour14° 26' 45.4"949.02 miwest0° 03' 06.8"3.57 misouth948.88 mi
24 hours13° 28' 31.9"885.30 mieast0° 43' 38.5"50.03 misouth884.84 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
GorontaloSat 11:56 AM35 km22 miles19 nmEast E
ManadoSat 11:56 AM254 km158 miles137 nmEast-northeast ENE
PaluSat 11:56 AM360 km224 miles195 nmWest-southwest WSW
KendariSat 11:56 AM504 km313 miles272 nmSouth S
TernateSat 12:56 PM516 km321 miles279 nmEast E
SofifiSat 12:56 PM536 km333 miles289 nmEast E
MamujuSat 11:56 AM560 km348 miles302 nmSouthwest SW
SamarindaSat 11:56 AM635 km394 miles343 nmWest W
General SantosSat 11:56 AM669 km416 miles361 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BalikpapanSat 11:56 AM689 km428 miles372 nmWest-southwest WSW
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