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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 Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 04:56:00 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 Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 04:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 27' North, Longitude: 105° 55' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 456.27 meters/second, 1642.6 km/hour, 1020.7 miles/hour or 886.9 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.01 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth17.01 mi
1 hour15° 00' 08.7"1020.55 miwest0° 00' 52.8"1.01 minorth1020.53 mi
24 hours0° 03' 25.7"3.89 miwest0° 21' 02.0"24.09 minorth24.40 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 04:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 56' South, Longitude: 50° 42' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.08 meters/second, 1548.3 km/hour, 962.1 miles/hour or 836.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.5"16.03 miwest0° 00' 06.0"0.12 misouth16.03 mi
1 hour14° 27' 35.1"961.80 miwest0° 06' 05.5"6.98 misouth961.59 mi
24 hours13° 12' 33.8"878.66 mieast1° 59' 30.6"136.97 misouth884.79 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Cần ThơThu 11:56 AM47 km29 miles25 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Ho Chi MinhThu 11:56 AM95 km59 miles51 nmEast-northeast ENE
Phnom PenhThu 11:56 AM167 km104 miles90 nmNorthwest NW
KratiéThu 11:56 AM226 km141 miles122 nmNorth N
Kampong ChhnangThu 11:56 AM242 km150 miles131 nmNorthwest NW
SihanoukvilleThu 11:56 AM262 km163 miles142 nmWest W
Siem ReapThu 11:56 AM393 km244 miles212 nmNorthwest NW
Nha TrangThu 11:56 AM409 km254 miles221 nmEast-northeast ENE
BattambangThu 11:56 AM417 km259 miles225 nmNorthwest NW
PakseThu 11:56 AM518 km322 miles280 nmNorth N
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