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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 25, 2014 at 06:40:00 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 25, 2014 at 06:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 11' North, Longitude: 79° 30' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 451.74 meters/second, 1626.3 km/hour, 1010.5 miles/hour or 878.1 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"16.84 miwest0° 00' 00.8"0.02 minorth16.84 mi
1 hour15° 00' 06.3"1010.36 miwest0° 00' 48.8"0.93 minorth1010.33 mi
24 hours0° 02' 30.3"2.81 miwest0° 19' 27.0"22.28 minorth22.46 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, April 25, 2014 at 06:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 53' South, Longitude: 30° 37' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.34 meters/second, 1610.4 km/hour, 1000.7 miles/hour or 869.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.9"16.68 miwest0° 00' 11.2"0.22 minorth16.68 mi
1 hour14° 29' 01.6"1000.59 miwest0° 11' 20.2"12.98 minorth1000.76 mi
24 hours12° 19' 24.5"851.35 mieast4° 33' 13.5"312.88 minorth907.78 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TiruvallurFri 12:10 PM45 km28 miles24 nmEast E
KanchipuramFri 12:10 PM47 km29 miles25 nmSouth-southeast SSE
VelloreFri 12:10 PM50 km31 miles27 nmSouthwest SW
TirumalaFri 12:10 PM52 km33 miles28 nmNorth N
Maraimalai NagarFri 12:10 PM72 km45 miles39 nmSoutheast SE
ChennaiFri 12:10 PM84 km52 miles46 nmEast E
ThiruvannaamalaiFri 12:10 PM117 km73 miles63 nmSouth-southwest SSW
ViluppuramFri 12:10 PM138 km86 miles75 nmSouth S
PuducherryFri 12:10 PM143 km89 miles77 nmSouth-southeast SSE
NelloreFri 12:10 PM150 km93 miles81 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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