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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 07:30:00 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 Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 07:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 23' North, Longitude: 68° 43' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.12 meters/second, 1667.2 km/hour, 1036.0 miles/hour or 900.2 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"1035.97 miwest0° 00' 58.5"1.12 minorth1035.96 mi
24 hours0° 04' 29.4"5.17 miwest0° 23' 20.8"26.74 minorth27.23 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 07:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 18' South, Longitude: 49° 25' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.39 meters/second, 1610.6 km/hour, 1000.8 miles/hour or 869.7 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' 14.7"1000.70 miwest0° 11' 44.5"13.45 minorth1000.82 mi
24 hours12° 37' 56.9"873.58 mieast4° 39' 39.8"320.26 minorth930.28 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MaleSat 12:30 PM540 km336 miles292 nmEast E
KulhudhuffushiSat 12:30 PM602 km374 miles325 nmNortheast NE
Addu CitySat 12:30 PM667 km414 miles360 nmSoutheast SE
ThiruvananthapuramSat 1:00 PM1073 km667 miles580 nmEast-northeast ENE
Diego GarciaSat 1:30 PM1255 km780 miles677 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MaduraiSat 1:00 PM1266 km787 miles684 nmNortheast NE
ColomboSat 1:00 PM1297 km806 miles700 nmEast-northeast ENE
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteSat 1:00 PM1301 km809 miles703 nmEast-northeast ENE
BengaluruSat 1:00 PM1440 km895 miles777 nmNortheast NE
ChennaiSat 1:00 PM1664 km1034 miles899 nmNortheast NE
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