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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 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 Friday, April 18, 2014 at 10:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 53' North, Longitude: 15° 51' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 455.62 meters/second, 1640.2 km/hour, 1019.2 miles/hour or 885.6 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"1019.08 miwest0° 00' 52.2"1.00 minorth1019.06 mi
24 hours0° 03' 18.0"3.74 miwest0° 20' 48.7"23.84 minorth24.13 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, April 18, 2014 at 10:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 16' South, Longitude: 124° 07' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.03 meters/second, 1526.5 km/hour, 948.5 miles/hour or 824.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.1"15.81 miwest0° 00' 03.0"0.06 misouth15.81 mi
1 hour14° 26' 08.0"948.25 miwest0° 03' 01.1"3.46 misouth948.12 mi
24 hours13° 41' 05.0"898.96 mieast0° 40' 15.4"46.15 misouth898.39 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NdjamenaFri 11:56 AM161 km100 miles87 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MarouaFri 11:56 AM168 km105 miles91 nmWest W
MoundouFri 11:56 AM257 km160 miles139 nmSouth S
MaiduguriFri 11:56 AM312 km194 miles168 nmWest-northwest WNW
MoussoroFri 11:56 AM314 km195 miles169 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GarouaFri 11:56 AM320 km199 miles173 nmWest-southwest WSW
SarhFri 11:56 AM339 km210 miles183 nmSoutheast SE
MongoFri 11:56 AM343 km213 miles185 nmEast-northeast ENE
NgaoundéréFri 11:56 AM466 km290 miles252 nmSouth-southwest SSW
BozoumFri 11:56 AM508 km316 miles274 nmSouth S
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