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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 Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 06:20:00 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 Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 06:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 22' North, Longitude: 86° 13' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.13 meters/second, 1667.3 km/hour, 1036.0 miles/hour or 900.3 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' 11.2"1035.99 miwest0° 00' 58.5"1.12 minorth1035.98 mi
24 hours0° 04' 29.5"5.17 miwest0° 23' 21.0"26.74 minorth27.24 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 06:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 31' South, Longitude: 66° 18' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.33 meters/second, 1610.4 km/hour, 1000.7 miles/hour or 869.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.1"16.68 miwest0° 00' 11.6"0.22 minorth16.68 mi
1 hour14° 28' 13.4"1000.57 miwest0° 11' 44.3"13.44 minorth1000.71 mi
24 hours12° 38' 20.5"873.94 mieast4° 39' 59.5"320.63 minorth930.88 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KalmunaiSat 11:50 AM662 km411 miles357 nmNorthwest NW
KandySat 11:50 AM756 km470 miles408 nmNorthwest NW
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteSat 11:50 AM799 km497 miles432 nmWest-northwest WNW
ColomboSat 11:50 AM806 km501 miles435 nmWest-northwest WNW
MaduraiSat 11:50 AM1152 km716 miles622 nmNorthwest NW
ThiruvananthapuramSat 11:50 AM1172 km729 miles633 nmWest-northwest WNW
ChennaiSat 11:50 AM1258 km782 miles679 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MedanSat 1:20 PM1385 km860 miles748 nmEast E
MaleSat 11:20 AM1414 km879 miles764 nmWest W
BengaluruSat 11:50 AM1427 km887 miles770 nmNorthwest NW
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