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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 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 Friday, March 28, 2014 at 19:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 11' North, Longitude: 111° 15' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.21 meters/second, 1667.6 km/hour, 1036.2 miles/hour or 900.4 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"1036.17 miwest0° 00' 58.5"1.12 minorth1036.16 mi
24 hours0° 04' 29.8"5.18 miwest0° 23' 22.8"26.78 minorth27.27 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, March 28, 2014 at 19:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 38' South, Longitude: 136° 58' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.48 meters/second, 1607.3 km/hour, 998.8 miles/hour or 867.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.9"16.64 miwest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 minorth16.65 mi
1 hour14° 28' 00.1"998.67 miwest0° 11' 37.0"13.30 minorth998.86 mi
24 hours12° 42' 33.3"877.35 mieast4° 41' 00.7"321.80 minorth935.72 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AcapulcoFri 1:30 PM1953 km1214 miles1055 nmNortheast NE
GuadalajaraFri 1:30 PM2115 km1314 miles1142 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Mexico CityFri 1:30 PM2228 km1384 miles1203 nmNortheast NE
MazatlanFri 12:30 PM2277 km1415 miles1229 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AguascalientesFri 1:30 PM2280 km1417 miles1231 nmNorth-northeast NNE
VeracruzFri 1:30 PM2413 km1500 miles1303 nmNortheast NE
Galapagos IslandsFri 1:30 PM2451 km1523 miles1324 nmEast E
GuatemalaFri 1:30 PM2602 km1617 miles1405 nmEast-northeast ENE
San SalvadorFri 1:30 PM2689 km1671 miles1452 nmEast-northeast ENE
HermosilloFri 12:30 PM2864 km1780 miles1547 nmNorth N
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