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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 13:30:00 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 13:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 17' North, Longitude: 23° 00' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 451.57 meters/second, 1625.6 km/hour, 1010.1 miles/hour or 877.8 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' 06.2"1009.98 miwest0° 00' 48.6"0.93 minorth1009.95 mi
24 hours0° 02' 28.2"2.77 miwest0° 19' 23.2"22.21 minorth22.39 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, April 25, 2014 at 13:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 35' South, Longitude: 68° 21' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.79 meters/second, 1612.0 km/hour, 1001.7 miles/hour or 870.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.0"16.69 miwest0° 00' 11.3"0.22 minorth16.69 mi
1 hour14° 29' 08.4"1001.60 miwest0° 11' 24.0"13.05 minorth1001.73 mi
24 hours12° 17' 39.5"850.08 mieast4° 32' 35.4"312.15 minorth905.62 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PraiaFri 12:30 PM190 km118 miles102 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Santa MariaFri 12:30 PM368 km229 miles199 nmNorth N
MindeloFri 12:30 PM453 km281 miles244 nmNorth-northwest NNW
DakarFri 1:30 PM622 km386 miles336 nmEast-northeast ENE
ThièsFri 1:30 PM678 km421 miles366 nmEast-northeast ENE
SerekundaFri 1:30 PM685 km426 miles370 nmEast E
BanjulFri 1:30 PM697 km433 miles376 nmEast E
ZiguinchorFri 1:30 PM735 km457 miles397 nmEast E
ToubaFri 1:30 PM790 km491 miles426 nmEast-northeast ENE
FarafenniFri 1:30 PM803 km499 miles434 nmEast E
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