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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 17:06:00 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 Friday, April 18, 2014 at 17:06:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 58' North, Longitude: 76° 40' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 455.48 meters/second, 1639.7 km/hour, 1018.9 miles/hour or 885.4 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"16.98 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth16.98 mi
1 hour15° 00' 08.2"1018.77 miwest0° 00' 52.0"1.00 minorth1018.75 mi
24 hours0° 03' 16.4"3.71 miwest0° 20' 45.9"23.79 minorth24.07 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, April 18, 2014 at 17:06:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 33' South, Longitude: 146° 52' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 423.24 meters/second, 1523.7 km/hour, 946.8 miles/hour or 822.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.9"15.78 miwest0° 00' 02.3"0.05 misouth15.78 mi
1 hour14° 25' 55.2"946.48 miwest0° 02' 18.8"2.65 misouth946.37 mi
24 hours13° 44' 31.2"901.25 mieast0° 22' 37.0"25.93 misouth900.62 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
CartagenaFri 12:06 PM138 km86 miles75 nmEast-southeast ESE
BarranquillaFri 12:06 PM205 km127 miles111 nmEast E
MonteríaFri 12:06 PM260 km161 miles140 nmSouth-southeast SSE
PanamaFri 12:06 PM381 km237 miles206 nmSouthwest SW
MedellinFri 12:06 PM535 km333 miles289 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MaracaiboFri 12:36 PM553 km344 miles299 nmEast E
CúcutaFri 12:06 PM568 km353 miles307 nmSoutheast SE
Santiago de VeraguasFri 12:06 PM570 km354 miles308 nmWest-southwest WSW
BucaramangaFri 12:06 PM573 km356 miles309 nmSoutheast SE
ManizalesFri 12:06 PM667 km414 miles360 nmSouth S
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