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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 Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 10:56:00 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 Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 10:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 11' North, Longitude: 15° 57' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 456.65 meters/second, 1644.0 km/hour, 1021.5 miles/hour or 887.7 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.03 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth17.03 mi
1 hour15° 00' 08.8"1021.42 miwest0° 00' 53.0"1.01 minorth1021.39 mi
24 hours0° 03' 30.1"3.98 miwest0° 21' 09.6"24.24 minorth24.56 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 10:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 52' South, Longitude: 150° 16' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 434.74 meters/second, 1565.1 km/hour, 972.5 miles/hour or 845.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.6"16.21 miwest0° 00' 07.5"0.14 misouth16.21 mi
1 hour14° 28' 39.5"972.27 miwest0° 07' 33.3"8.66 misouth972.05 mi
24 hours12° 48' 40.0"860.38 mieast2° 39' 13.3"182.46 misouth874.40 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MoundouWed 11:56 AM179 km111 miles96 nmSouth S
MarouaWed 11:56 AM184 km115 miles100 nmWest-northwest WNW
NdjamenaWed 11:56 AM235 km146 miles127 nmNorth-northwest NNW
SarhWed 11:56 AM290 km180 miles157 nmEast-southeast ESE
GarouaWed 11:56 AM297 km185 miles160 nmWest-southwest WSW
MaiduguriWed 11:56 AM357 km222 miles193 nmWest-northwest WNW
MongoWed 11:56 AM372 km231 miles201 nmNortheast NE
MoussoroWed 11:56 AM388 km241 miles209 nmNorth N
NgaoundéréWed 11:56 AM411 km255 miles222 nmSouthwest SW
BozoumWed 11:56 AM430 km267 miles232 nmSouth S
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