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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 28, 2014 at 00:10:00 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 28, 2014 at 00:10:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 52' North, Longitude: 178° 49' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.35 meters/second, 1668.1 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"17.27 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 minorth17.27 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.3"1036.47 miwest0° 00' 58.5"1.12 minorth1036.47 mi
24 hours0° 04' 30.5"5.19 miwest0° 23' 25.8"26.83 minorth27.33 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, March 28, 2014 at 00:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 17' South, Longitude: 142° 39' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.53 meters/second, 1596.7 km/hour, 992.2 miles/hour or 862.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.5"16.53 miwest0° 00' 11.0"0.21 minorth16.54 mi
1 hour14° 27' 30.7"992.04 miwest0° 11' 00.7"12.61 minorth992.33 mi
24 hours12° 52' 33.2"883.46 mieast4° 33' 35.4"313.32 minorth940.72 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Baker IslandThu 12:10 PM602 km374 miles325 nmEast-southeast ESE
TarawaFri 12:10 PM666 km414 miles360 nmWest-southwest WSW
MajuroFri 12:10 PM967 km601 miles522 nmWest-northwest WNW
FunafutiFri 12:10 PM1260 km783 miles681 nmSouth S
YarenFri 12:10 PM1376 km855 miles743 nmWest-southwest WSW
FakaofoFri 1:10 PM1747 km1086 miles943 nmSoutheast SE
Apia *Fri 2:10 PM2120 km1317 miles1145 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Wake IslandFri 12:10 PM2247 km1396 miles1213 nmNorthwest NW
SuvaFri 12:10 PM2324 km1444 miles1255 nmSouth S
PalikirFri 11:10 AM2332 km1449 miles1259 nmWest-northwest WNW
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