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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 Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 00:30:00 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 Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 00:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 40' North, Longitude: 173° 39' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.99 meters/second, 1666.8 km/hour, 1035.7 miles/hour or 900.0 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"1035.66 miwest0° 00' 58.3"1.11 minorth1035.65 mi
24 hours0° 04' 28.7"5.15 miwest0° 23' 17.9"26.68 minorth27.18 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 00:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 01' North, Longitude: 163° 23' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.36 meters/second, 1610.5 km/hour, 1000.7 miles/hour or 869.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.4"16.68 miwest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 minorth16.68 mi
1 hour14° 28' 29.8"1000.62 miwest0° 11' 35.7"13.28 minorth1000.65 mi
24 hours12° 33' 27.4"868.08 mieast4° 30' 16.1"309.51 minorth919.63 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TarawaSun 12:30 PM259 km161 miles140 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MajuroSun 12:30 PM472 km294 miles255 nmNorthwest NW
YarenSun 12:30 PM882 km548 miles476 nmWest-southwest WSW
Baker IslandSat 12:30 PM1162 km722 miles628 nmEast-southeast ESE
FunafutiSun 12:30 PM1481 km920 miles800 nmSouth-southeast SSE
PalikirSun 11:30 AM1754 km1090 miles947 nmWest-northwest WNW
Wake IslandSun 12:30 PM1889 km1174 miles1020 nmNorth-northwest NNW
HoniaraSun 11:30 AM2099 km1304 miles1133 nmSouthwest SW
FakaofoSun 1:30 PM2210 km1373 miles1193 nmSoutheast SE
Port VilaSun 11:30 AM2438 km1515 miles1316 nmSouth-southwest SSW
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