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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, June 16, 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 Monday, June 16, 2014 at 04:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 20' North, Longitude: 108° 10' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.04 meters/second, 1533.7 km/hour, 953.0 miles/hour or 828.1 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"15.88 miwest0° 00' 00.1"0.00 minorth15.88 mi
1 hour14° 59' 51.9"952.59 miwest0° 00' 05.3"0.10 minorth952.58 mi
24 hours0° 03' 13.3"3.41 mieast0° 01' 57.6"2.25 minorth4.09 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, June 16, 2014 at 04:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 41' South, Longitude: 28° 16' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 433.51 meters/second, 1560.6 km/hour, 969.7 miles/hour or 842.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.4"16.16 miwest0° 00' 08.5"0.16 minorth16.16 mi
1 hour14° 25' 31.4"969.56 miwest0° 08' 34.0"9.81 minorth969.91 mi
24 hours13° 30' 33.2"908.00 mieast3° 46' 40.7"259.69 minorth950.75 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NanningMon 12:48 PM60 km37 miles32 nmSouth-southeast SSE
GuilinMon 12:48 PM304 km189 miles164 nmNortheast NE
Hai PhongMon 11:48 AM314 km195 miles170 nmSouth-southwest SSW
HanoiMon 11:48 AM349 km217 miles189 nmSouthwest SW
GuiyangMon 12:48 PM390 km242 miles210 nmNorth-northwest NNW
HaikouMon 12:48 PM429 km267 miles232 nmSouth-southeast SSE
FoshanMon 12:48 PM509 km316 miles275 nmEast E
GuangzhouMon 12:48 PM523 km325 miles282 nmEast E
Xam NeuaMon 11:48 AM534 km332 miles289 nmSouthwest SW
MacauMon 12:48 PM567 km352 miles306 nmEast-southeast ESE
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