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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 27, 2014 at 19:30:00 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 Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 19:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 48' North, Longitude: 111° 11' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.38 meters/second, 1668.2 km/hour, 1036.5 miles/hour or 900.7 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"1036.54 miwest0° 00' 58.7"1.12 minorth1036.54 mi
24 hours0° 04' 30.6"5.19 miwest0° 23' 26.6"26.85 minorth27.34 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 19:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 08' South, Longitude: 149° 53' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.58 meters/second, 1593.3 km/hour, 990.0 miles/hour or 860.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.3"16.50 miwest0° 00' 10.7"0.21 minorth16.50 mi
1 hour14° 27' 22.7"989.91 miwest0° 10' 47.5"12.36 minorth990.21 mi
24 hours12° 55' 24.2"884.96 mieast4° 30' 00.6"309.23 minorth941.24 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AcapulcoThu 1:30 PM1982 km1232 miles1070 nmNortheast NE
GuadalajaraThu 1:30 PM2151 km1337 miles1162 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Mexico CityThu 1:30 PM2258 km1403 miles1219 nmNortheast NE
AguascalientesThu 1:30 PM2316 km1439 miles1251 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MazatlanThu 12:30 PM2317 km1440 miles1251 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Galapagos IslandsThu 1:30 PM2436 km1513 miles1315 nmEast E
VeracruzThu 1:30 PM2440 km1516 miles1318 nmNortheast NE
GuatemalaThu 1:30 PM2617 km1626 miles1413 nmEast-northeast ENE
San SalvadorThu 1:30 PM2702 km1679 miles1459 nmEast-northeast ENE
HermosilloThu 12:30 PM2907 km1807 miles1570 nmNorth N
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