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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 05:58:00 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 05:58:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 21' North, Longitude: 90° 40' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.03 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"952.57 miwest0° 00' 05.2"0.10 minorth952.57 mi
24 hours0° 03' 13.3"3.41 mieast0° 01' 56.5"2.23 minorth4.07 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, June 16, 2014 at 05:58:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 31' South, Longitude: 45° 06' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 433.84 meters/second, 1561.8 km/hour, 970.5 miles/hour or 843.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.5"16.17 miwest0° 00' 08.5"0.16 minorth16.17 mi
1 hour14° 25' 35.6"970.32 miwest0° 08' 39.9"9.93 minorth970.67 mi
24 hours13° 28' 50.3"906.72 mieast3° 48' 39.3"261.95 minorth950.08 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
ChandpurMon 11:58 AM13 km8 miles7 nmSouth S
DhakaMon 11:58 AM49 km30 miles26 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ComillaMon 11:58 AM53 km33 miles29 nmEast-northeast ENE
AgartalaMon 11:28 AM63 km39 miles34 nmEast-northeast ENE
BarisalMon 11:58 AM80 km50 miles43 nmSouth-southwest SSW
KhulnaMon 11:58 AM126 km79 miles68 nmWest-southwest WSW
JessoreMon 11:58 AM151 km94 miles82 nmWest W
MymensinghMon 11:58 AM159 km99 miles86 nmNorth N
PabnaMon 11:58 AM162 km100 miles87 nmWest-northwest WNW
ChittagongMon 11:58 AM162 km100 miles87 nmSoutheast SE
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