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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 13:30:00 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 13:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 29' North, Longitude: 21° 18' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.08 meters/second, 1667.1 km/hour, 1035.9 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"17.26 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 minorth17.26 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.2"1035.86 miwest0° 00' 58.3"1.11 minorth1035.86 mi
24 hours0° 04' 29.1"5.16 miwest0° 23' 19.8"26.72 minorth27.21 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 13:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 07' South, Longitude: 37° 25' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.55 meters/second, 1611.2 km/hour, 1001.1 miles/hour or 870.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.2"16.68 miwest0° 00' 11.6"0.22 minorth16.69 mi
1 hour14° 28' 20.8"1001.07 miwest0° 11' 44.0"13.44 minorth1001.16 mi
24 hours12° 36' 06.1"871.67 mieast4° 37' 19.5"317.58 minorth926.90 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
FreetownSat 1:30 PM1051 km653 miles568 nmEast-northeast ENE
ConakrySat 1:30 PM1072 km666 miles579 nmNortheast NE
BissauSat 1:30 PM1121 km697 miles605 nmNortheast NE
MonroviaSat 1:30 PM1206 km749 miles651 nmEast-northeast ENE
BanjulSat 1:30 PM1219 km758 miles658 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PraiaSat 12:30 PM1288 km800 miles695 nmNorth N
DakarSat 1:30 PM1309 km813 miles707 nmNorth-northeast NNE
NouakchottSat 1:30 PM1717 km1067 miles927 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BamakoSat 1:30 PM1782 km1107 miles962 nmNortheast NE
YamoussoukroSat 1:30 PM1815 km1128 miles980 nmEast-northeast ENE
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