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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 Friday, April 18, 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 Friday, April 18, 2014 at 04:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 48' North, Longitude: 105° 51' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 455.75 meters/second, 1640.7 km/hour, 1019.5 miles/hour or 885.9 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"16.99 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth16.99 mi
1 hour15° 00' 08.3"1019.38 miwest0° 00' 52.4"1.00 minorth1019.36 mi
24 hours0° 03' 19.6"3.77 miwest0° 20' 51.4"23.89 minorth24.19 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, April 18, 2014 at 04:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 56' South, Longitude: 37° 30' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.97 meters/second, 1529.9 km/hour, 950.6 miles/hour or 826.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.3"15.84 miwest0° 00' 03.7"0.07 misouth15.84 mi
1 hour14° 26' 22.4"950.36 miwest0° 03' 41.2"4.23 misouth950.20 mi
24 hours13° 36' 52.4"896.09 mieast0° 57' 05.6"65.44 misouth896.03 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Cần ThơFri 11:56 AM83 km52 miles45 nmSouth S
Ho Chi MinhFri 11:56 AM94 km58 miles51 nmEast E
Phnom PenhFri 11:56 AM135 km84 miles73 nmNorthwest NW
KratiéFri 11:56 AM188 km117 miles102 nmNorth N
Kampong ChhnangFri 11:56 AM207 km129 miles112 nmNorthwest NW
SihanoukvilleFri 11:56 AM256 km159 miles138 nmWest W
Siem ReapFri 11:56 AM358 km222 miles193 nmNorthwest NW
BattambangFri 11:56 AM386 km240 miles208 nmNorthwest NW
Nha TrangFri 11:56 AM397 km247 miles214 nmEast-northeast ENE
PakseFri 11:56 AM479 km298 miles259 nmNorth N
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