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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 05:06:00 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 05:06:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 27' North, Longitude: 103° 25' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 456.27 meters/second, 1642.6 km/hour, 1020.6 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 minorth1020.52 mi
24 hours0° 03' 25.7"3.89 miwest0° 21' 01.9"24.09 minorth24.40 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 05:06:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 57' South, Longitude: 53° 07' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.04 meters/second, 1548.1 km/hour, 962.0 miles/hour or 835.9 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' 34.7"961.71 miwest0° 06' 04.6"6.97 misouth961.49 mi
24 hours13° 12' 46.0"878.81 mieast1° 59' 06.7"136.51 misouth884.88 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SihanoukvilleThu 12:06 PM23 km14 miles13 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Phnom PenhThu 12:06 PM207 km129 miles112 nmNortheast NE
Kampong ChhnangThu 12:06 PM242 km151 miles131 nmNortheast NE
Cần ThơThu 12:06 PM263 km163 miles142 nmEast E
BattambangThu 12:06 PM294 km183 miles159 nmNorth N
Siem ReapThu 12:06 PM327 km203 miles177 nmNorth N
Ho Chi MinhThu 12:06 PM363 km226 miles196 nmEast E
PattayaThu 12:06 PM390 km242 miles210 nmNorthwest NW
BangkokThu 12:06 PM482 km300 miles261 nmNorthwest NW
Hat YaiThu 12:06 PM500 km310 miles270 nmSouthwest SW
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