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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 26, 2014 at 11:30:00 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 26, 2014 at 11:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 17' North, Longitude: 8° 55' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.57 meters/second, 1668.8 km/hour, 1037.0 miles/hour or 901.1 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.28 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 minorth17.28 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.3"1036.96 miwest0° 00' 58.7"1.12 minorth1036.96 mi
24 hours0° 04' 31.2"5.21 miwest0° 23' 30.7"26.93 minorth27.43 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 11:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 20' South, Longitude: 47° 33' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 434.58 meters/second, 1564.5 km/hour, 972.1 miles/hour or 844.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.3"16.20 miwest0° 00' 08.5"0.16 minorth16.20 mi
1 hour14° 26' 24.5"971.96 miwest0° 08' 34.2"9.82 minorth972.30 mi
24 hours13° 17' 48.3"895.02 mieast3° 47' 27.4"260.57 minorth938.26 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BataWed 12:30 PM104 km65 miles56 nmEast-southeast ESE
LubaWed 12:30 PM137 km85 miles74 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MalaboWed 12:30 PM164 km102 miles88 nmNorth N
Santo António (Príncipe)Wed 11:30 AM181 km113 miles98 nmWest-southwest WSW
EvinayongWed 12:30 PM203 km126 miles110 nmEast-southeast ESE
DoualaWed 12:30 PM214 km133 miles115 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LibrevilleWed 12:30 PM216 km134 miles117 nmSouth-southeast SSE
AconibeWed 12:30 PM249 km155 miles135 nmEast-southeast ESE
EbebiyínWed 12:30 PM268 km167 miles145 nmEast E
UyoWed 12:30 PM325 km202 miles175 nmNorth-northwest NNW
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