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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 06:28:00 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 06:28:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 25' North, Longitude: 83° 20' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.78 meters/second, 1532.8 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"952.02 miwest0° 00' 02.1"0.04 minorth952.02 mi
24 hours0° 03' 16.1"3.46 mieast0° 00' 41.5"0.80 minorth3.55 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 06:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 44' South, Longitude: 13° 31' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.05 meters/second, 1613.0 km/hour, 1002.3 miles/hour or 870.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.3"16.70 miwest0° 00' 11.3"0.22 minorth16.70 mi
1 hour14° 29' 23.9"1002.20 miwest0° 11' 22.7"13.03 minorth1002.30 mi
24 hours12° 06' 57.7"838.01 mieast4° 28' 58.7"308.02 minorth892.42 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
DaltonganjThu 11:58 AM102 km63 miles55 nmNortheast NE
GumlaThu 11:58 AM132 km82 miles71 nmEast-southeast ESE
RobertsganjThu 11:58 AM144 km90 miles78 nmNorth N
SundergarhThu 11:58 AM161 km100 miles87 nmSouth-southeast SSE
AurangabadThu 11:58 AM182 km113 miles99 nmNortheast NE
BhabuaThu 11:58 AM183 km114 miles99 nmNorth N
SidhiThu 11:58 AM184 km114 miles99 nmNorthwest NW
SasaramThu 11:58 AM184 km114 miles99 nmNorth-northeast NNE
JharsugudaThu 11:58 AM188 km117 miles102 nmSouth-southeast SSE
RourkelaThu 11:58 AM190 km118 miles103 nmSoutheast SE
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