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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 Sunday, June 15, 2014 at 11:48:00 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 Sunday, June 15, 2014 at 11:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 19' North, Longitude: 3° 07' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.12 meters/second, 1534.0 km/hour, 953.2 miles/hour or 828.3 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"15.89 miwest0° 00' 00.1"0.00 minorth15.89 mi
1 hour14° 59' 51.9"952.78 miwest0° 00' 06.0"0.12 minorth952.78 mi
24 hours0° 03' 12.1"3.39 mieast0° 02' 15.2"2.58 minorth4.26 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, June 15, 2014 at 11:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 52' South, Longitude: 143° 11' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.72 meters/second, 1543.4 km/hour, 959.0 miles/hour or 833.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.5"15.98 miwest0° 00' 06.8"0.13 minorth15.98 mi
1 hour14° 24' 34.6"958.82 miwest0° 06' 54.2"7.91 minorth959.13 mi
24 hours13° 54' 54.1"925.92 mieast3° 12' 54.6"221.04 minorth958.61 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
In SalahSun 12:48 PM435 km270 miles235 nmNorth N
AdrarSun 12:48 PM611 km380 miles330 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ArlitSun 12:48 PM673 km418 miles363 nmSoutheast SE
AgadezSun 12:48 PM867 km539 miles468 nmSoutheast SE
GhardaïaSun 12:48 PM1018 km633 miles550 nmNorth N
NiameySun 12:48 PM1090 km677 miles589 nmSouth S
OuagadougouSun 11:48 AM1307 km812 miles706 nmSouth-southwest SSW
KanoSun 12:48 PM1376 km855 miles743 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Fes *Sun 12:48 PM1428 km887 miles771 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Marrakech *Sun 12:48 PM1432 km890 miles773 nmNorthwest NW
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