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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 05:06:00 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 05:06:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 36' North, Longitude: 105° 15' 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' 40.0"27.10 minorth27.60 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 05:06:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 19' South, Longitude: 9° 46' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.20 meters/second, 1527.1 km/hour, 948.9 miles/hour or 824.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.6"15.82 miwest0° 00' 03.0"0.06 misouth15.82 mi
1 hour14° 26' 42.5"948.63 miwest0° 02' 59.2"3.42 misouth948.50 mi
24 hours13° 29' 32.0"886.08 mieast0° 40' 25.9"46.35 misouth885.55 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Tanjung PinangSat 12:06 PM97 km60 miles52 nmWest-northwest WNW
SingaporeSat 1:06 PM173 km107 miles93 nmWest-northwest WNW
Johor BahruSat 1:06 PM190 km118 miles103 nmWest-northwest WNW
JambiSat 12:06 PM303 km188 miles164 nmSouthwest SW
Pangkal PinangSat 12:06 PM316 km197 miles171 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Malacca CitySat 1:06 PM377 km235 miles204 nmWest-northwest WNW
PalembangSat 12:06 PM400 km249 miles216 nmSouth S
KuantanSat 1:06 PM414 km258 miles224 nmNorth-northwest NNW
PekanbaruSat 12:06 PM423 km263 miles228 nmWest W
SerembanSat 1:06 PM439 km273 miles237 nmWest-northwest WNW
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