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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 12:38:00 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 12:38:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 25' North, Longitude: 9° 10' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.77 meters/second, 1532.8 km/hour, 952.4 miles/hour or 827.6 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"951.99 miwest0° 00' 02.0"0.04 minorth951.99 mi
24 hours0° 03' 16.2"3.46 mieast0° 00' 35.1"0.67 minorth3.53 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 12:38:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 26' North, Longitude: 102° 53' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.17 meters/second, 1613.4 km/hour, 1002.5 miles/hour or 871.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.5"16.71 miwest0° 00' 11.2"0.22 minorth16.71 mi
1 hour14° 29' 35.1"1002.47 miwest0° 11' 19.0"12.96 minorth1002.54 mi
24 hours12° 03' 38.8"834.23 mieast4° 25' 47.8"304.38 minorth887.02 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Smara *Thu 1:38 PM446 km277 miles241 nmNorthwest NW
TindoufThu 1:38 PM482 km299 miles260 nmNorth-northeast NNE
El Aaiún *Thu 1:38 PM580 km360 miles313 nmNorthwest NW
TidjikjaThu 12:38 PM588 km366 miles318 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Cape Bojador *Thu 1:38 PM616 km383 miles333 nmWest-northwest WNW
Dakhla *Thu 1:38 PM692 km430 miles374 nmWest W
Agadir *Thu 1:38 PM777 km483 miles420 nmNorth N
Las Palmas (ES-Canary) *Thu 1:38 PM819 km509 miles442 nmNorthwest NW
NouadhibouThu 12:38 PM857 km533 miles463 nmWest-southwest WSW
Marrakech *Thu 1:38 PM917 km570 miles495 nmNorth N
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