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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 Monday, May 19, 2014 at 17:48:00 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 Monday, May 19, 2014 at 17:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 52' North, Longitude: 87° 53' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 436.40 meters/second, 1571.0 km/hour, 976.2 miles/hour or 848.3 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.27 miwest0° 00' 00.5"0.01 minorth16.27 mi
1 hour14° 59' 58.0"975.87 miwest0° 00' 31.7"0.61 minorth975.84 mi
24 hours0° 00' 50.3"0.91 mieast0° 12' 31.6"14.36 minorth14.39 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, May 19, 2014 at 17:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 03' South, Longitude: 161° 27' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 433.26 meters/second, 1559.7 km/hour, 969.2 miles/hour or 842.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.3"16.15 miwest0° 00' 08.0"0.15 minorth16.15 mi
1 hour14° 26' 27.0"969.01 miwest0° 08' 02.6"9.22 minorth969.34 mi
24 hours13° 10' 36.2"884.21 mieast3° 34' 20.9"245.57 minorth923.74 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Playa del Carmen *Mon 12:48 PM120 km74 miles65 nmNortheast NE
Cozumel *Mon 12:48 PM120 km75 miles65 nmNortheast NE
Chetumal *Mon 12:48 PM157 km98 miles85 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Cancún *Mon 12:48 PM180 km112 miles97 nmNortheast NE
Orange Walk TownMon 11:48 AM210 km130 miles113 nmSouth-southwest SSW
San PedroMon 11:48 AM215 km134 miles116 nmSouth S
Merida *Mon 12:48 PM219 km136 miles119 nmNorthwest NW
Belize CityMon 11:48 AM263 km164 miles142 nmSouth S
BelmopanMon 11:48 AM304 km189 miles164 nmSouth-southwest SSW
DangrigaMon 11:48 AM322 km200 miles174 nmSouth S
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