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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 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 Friday, March 28, 2014 at 11:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 04' North, Longitude: 8° 46' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.27 meters/second, 1667.8 km/hour, 1036.3 miles/hour or 900.5 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"1036.30 miwest0° 00' 58.5"1.12 minorth1036.29 mi
24 hours0° 04' 30.2"5.18 miwest0° 23' 24.1"26.80 minorth27.30 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, March 28, 2014 at 11:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 10' South, Longitude: 21° 14' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.47 meters/second, 1603.7 km/hour, 996.5 miles/hour or 865.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.7"16.61 miwest0° 00' 11.3"0.22 minorth16.61 mi
1 hour14° 27' 48.7"996.40 miwest0° 11' 25.6"13.09 minorth996.63 mi
24 hours12° 46' 19.0"879.86 mieast4° 39' 23.4"319.95 minorth938.35 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LubaFri 12:30 PM51 km31 miles27 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MalaboFri 12:30 PM77 km48 miles41 nmNorth N
DoualaFri 12:30 PM150 km93 miles81 nmNortheast NE
BataFri 12:30 PM172 km107 miles93 nmSoutheast SE
Santo António (Príncipe)Fri 11:30 AM217 km135 miles117 nmSouthwest SW
UyoFri 12:30 PM238 km148 miles128 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Port HarcourtFri 12:30 PM276 km171 miles149 nmNorthwest NW
EbebiyínFri 12:30 PM301 km187 miles163 nmEast-southeast ESE
LibrevilleFri 12:30 PM304 km189 miles164 nmSouth-southeast SSE
AconibeFri 12:30 PM310 km193 miles168 nmSoutheast SE
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