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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 Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 00:38:00 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 Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 00:38:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 25' North, Longitude: 170° 49' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.80 meters/second, 1532.9 km/hour, 952.5 miles/hour or 827.7 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"15.87 miwest0° 00' 00.0"0.00 minorth15.87 mi
1 hour14° 59' 51.8"952.05 miwest0° 00' 02.5"0.05 minorth952.05 mi
24 hours0° 03' 16.0"3.46 mieast0° 00' 47.6"0.91 minorth3.58 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 00:38:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 51' South, Longitude: 70° 60' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.75 meters/second, 1611.9 km/hour, 1001.6 miles/hour or 870.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.1"16.69 miwest0° 00' 11.3"0.22 minorth16.69 mi
1 hour14° 29' 11.7"1001.53 miwest0° 11' 24.1"13.06 minorth1001.66 mi
24 hours12° 10' 41.2"841.93 mieast4° 31' 09.8"310.52 minorth897.56 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Wake IslandThu 12:38 PM629 km391 miles340 nmSouthwest SW
MidwayWed 1:38 PM1298 km806 miles701 nmEast-northeast ENE
MajuroThu 12:38 PM1800 km1119 miles972 nmSouth S
PalikirThu 11:38 AM2272 km1412 miles1227 nmSouthwest SW
TarawaThu 12:38 PM2445 km1519 miles1320 nmSouth S
YarenThu 12:38 PM2683 km1667 miles1449 nmSouth S
Baker IslandWed 12:38 PM2913 km1810 miles1573 nmSouth-southeast SSE
HagåtñaThu 10:38 AM2958 km1838 miles1597 nmWest-southwest WSW
HonoluluWed 2:38 PM3229 km2006 miles1744 nmEast E
TokyoThu 9:38 AM3290 km2044 miles1776 nmWest-northwest WNW
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