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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 01:30:00 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 01:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 41' North, Longitude: 158° 39' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.98 meters/second, 1666.7 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"1035.64 miwest0° 00' 58.3"1.11 minorth1035.64 mi
24 hours0° 04' 28.6"5.15 miwest0° 23' 17.7"26.68 minorth27.17 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 01:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 13' North, Longitude: 148° 54' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.31 meters/second, 1610.3 km/hour, 1000.6 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' 28.4"16.68 miwest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 minorth16.68 mi
1 hour14° 28' 30.5"1000.51 miwest0° 11' 34.4"13.26 minorth1000.53 mi
24 hours12° 33' 15.7"867.75 mieast4° 29' 27.1"308.58 minorth918.91 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PalikirSun 12:30 PM362 km225 miles196 nmNorth N
KoloniaSun 12:30 PM367 km228 miles198 nmNorth N
YarenSun 1:30 PM1030 km640 miles556 nmEast-southeast ESE
MajuroSun 1:30 PM1442 km896 miles779 nmEast-northeast ENE
HoniaraSun 12:30 PM1457 km905 miles786 nmSouth S
TarawaSun 1:30 PM1615 km1003 miles872 nmEast E
HagåtñaSun 11:30 AM1874 km1164 miles1012 nmNorthwest NW
Port MoresbySun 11:30 AM1930 km1199 miles1042 nmSouthwest SW
Wake IslandSun 1:30 PM1933 km1201 miles1044 nmNorth-northeast NNE
JayapuraSun 10:30 AM2112 km1312 miles1140 nmWest-southwest WSW
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