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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 Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 16:56:00 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 Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 16:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 19' North, Longitude: 74° 14' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 454.94 meters/second, 1637.8 km/hour, 1017.7 miles/hour or 884.3 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"16.96 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth16.96 mi
1 hour15° 00' 08.0"1017.57 miwest0° 00' 51.7"0.99 minorth1017.54 mi
24 hours0° 03' 10.0"3.58 miwest0° 20' 34.9"23.58 minorth23.85 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 16:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 56' South, Longitude: 163° 01' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.06 meters/second, 1519.4 km/hour, 944.1 miles/hour or 820.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.4"15.74 miwest0° 00' 00.5"0.01 minorth15.74 mi
1 hour14° 25' 27.0"943.85 miwest0° 00' 33.0"0.63 minorth943.88 mi
24 hours13° 48' 52.4"903.98 mieast0° 46' 51.6"53.72 minorth907.65 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Santa MartaSat 11:56 AM8 km5 miles4 nmSouth-southeast SSE
BarranquillaSat 11:56 AM73 km45 miles39 nmWest-southwest WSW
CartagenaSat 11:56 AM177 km110 miles95 nmSouthwest SW
MaracaiboSat 12:26 PM292 km182 miles158 nmEast-southeast ESE
MonteríaSat 11:56 AM336 km209 miles181 nmSouth-southwest SSW
CúcutaSat 11:56 AM420 km261 miles227 nmSouth-southeast SSE
BucaramangaSat 11:56 AM477 km296 miles257 nmSouth-southeast SSE
OranjestadSat 12:56 PM482 km300 miles260 nmEast-northeast ENE
BarquisimetoSat 12:26 PM557 km346 miles301 nmEast-southeast ESE
MedellinSat 11:56 AM580 km360 miles313 nmSouth-southwest SSW
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