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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 Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 04:48:00 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 Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 04:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 57' North, Longitude: 107° 08' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 436.13 meters/second, 1570.1 km/hour, 975.6 miles/hour or 847.8 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.26 miwest0° 00' 00.5"0.01 minorth16.26 mi
1 hour14° 59' 57.9"975.27 miwest0° 00' 31.2"0.60 minorth975.24 mi
24 hours0° 00' 54.0"0.98 mieast0° 12' 22.3"14.18 minorth14.22 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 04:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 30' South, Longitude: 2° 33' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 436.32 meters/second, 1570.7 km/hour, 976.0 miles/hour or 848.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.0"16.27 miwest0° 00' 08.8"0.17 minorth16.27 mi
1 hour14° 27' 01.9"975.87 miwest0° 08' 55.2"10.22 minorth976.20 mi
24 hours12° 56' 56.8"874.49 mieast3° 51' 54.7"265.66 minorth919.55 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Hai PhongTue 11:48 AM111 km69 miles60 nmNorth-northwest NNW
HanoiTue 11:48 AM179 km111 miles97 nmNorthwest NW
Xam NeuaTue 11:48 AM326 km203 miles176 nmWest W
HaikouTue 12:48 PM336 km209 miles182 nmEast E
NanningTue 12:48 PM340 km211 miles183 nmNorth-northeast NNE
HuếTue 11:48 AM390 km242 miles210 nmSouth S
Da NangTue 11:48 AM445 km277 miles240 nmSouth-southeast SSE
SavannakhetTue 11:48 AM452 km281 miles244 nmSouthwest SW
Luang PrabangTue 11:48 AM523 km325 miles282 nmWest W
VientianeTue 11:48 AM525 km326 miles283 nmWest-southwest WSW
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