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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 22:46:00 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 22:46:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 42' North, Longitude: 161° 38' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 455.89 meters/second, 1641.2 km/hour, 1019.8 miles/hour or 886.2 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.00 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth17.00 mi
1 hour15° 00' 08.5"1019.68 miwest0° 00' 52.5"1.00 minorth1019.66 mi
24 hours0° 03' 21.3"3.80 miwest0° 20' 54.1"23.94 minorth24.24 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 22:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 31' South, Longitude: 51° 34' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.10 meters/second, 1533.9 km/hour, 953.2 miles/hour or 828.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.6"15.89 miwest0° 00' 04.3"0.08 misouth15.89 mi
1 hour14° 26' 38.9"952.88 miwest0° 04' 20.9"4.99 misouth952.71 mi
24 hours13° 31' 42.1"892.49 mieast1° 13' 57.9"84.78 misouth893.43 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiFri 12:46 PM1087 km675 miles587 nmSouth-southeast SSE
HonoluluThu 12:46 PM1241 km771 miles670 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Baker IslandThu 10:46 AM2013 km1251 miles1087 nmSouthwest SW
FakaofoFri 11:46 AM2461 km1529 miles1329 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MidwayThu 11:46 AM2541 km1579 miles1372 nmNorthwest NW
ApiaFri 11:46 AM2936 km1824 miles1585 nmSouth-southwest SSW
TarawaFri 10:46 AM2987 km1856 miles1613 nmWest-southwest WSW
FunafutiFri 10:46 AM3003 km1866 miles1622 nmSouthwest SW
MajuroFri 10:46 AM3013 km1872 miles1627 nmWest W
PapeeteThu 12:46 PM3393 km2108 miles1832 nmSouth-southeast SSE
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