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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 Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 06:38:00 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 Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 06:38:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 24' North, Longitude: 80° 46' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.84 meters/second, 1533.0 km/hour, 952.6 miles/hour or 827.8 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' 51.8"952.15 miwest0° 00' 03.2"0.06 minorth952.15 mi
24 hours0° 03' 15.5"3.45 mieast0° 01' 06.3"1.27 minorth3.68 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 06:38:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 15' South, Longitude: 28° 22' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.72 meters/second, 1604.6 km/hour, 997.0 miles/hour or 866.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.4"16.62 miwest0° 00' 11.1"0.21 minorth16.62 mi
1 hour14° 28' 25.2"996.97 miwest0° 11' 13.5"12.85 minorth997.20 mi
24 hours12° 25' 48.1"856.20 mieast4° 32' 28.6"312.03 minorth913.37 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
ShahdolWed 12:08 PM60 km38 miles33 nmEast-southeast ESE
KatniWed 12:08 PM62 km38 miles33 nmNorthwest NW
Sihora RoadWed 12:08 PM68 km42 miles37 nmWest W
JabalpurWed 12:08 PM89 km56 miles48 nmWest-southwest WSW
MandlaWed 12:08 PM101 km62 miles54 nmSouth-southwest SSW
PannaWed 12:08 PM108 km67 miles58 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ChitrakutaWed 12:08 PM131 km82 miles71 nmNorth N
SatnaWed 12:08 PM131 km82 miles71 nmNorth N
RewaWed 12:08 PM137 km85 miles74 nmNorth-northeast NNE
DamohWed 12:08 PM152 km94 miles82 nmNorthwest NW
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