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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 17:28:00 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 17:28:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 25' North, Longitude: 81° 39' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.76 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"951.98 miwest0° 00' 01.8"0.03 minorth951.97 mi
24 hours0° 03' 16.4"3.46 mieast0° 00' 30.1"0.58 minorth3.51 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 17:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 20' North, Longitude: 172° 56' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.13 meters/second, 1613.3 km/hour, 1002.4 miles/hour or 871.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.7"16.71 miwest0° 00' 11.1"0.21 minorth16.71 mi
1 hour14° 29' 42.9"1002.37 miwest0° 11' 14.4"12.87 minorth1002.42 mi
24 hours12° 01' 29.0"831.53 mieast4° 22' 41.8"300.84 minorth882.83 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Havana *Thu 1:28 PM82 km51 miles44 nmWest-southwest WSW
Key West *Thu 1:28 PM127 km79 miles69 nmNorth N
Santa Clara *Thu 1:28 PM206 km128 miles111 nmEast-southeast ESE
Pinar del Río *Thu 1:28 PM238 km148 miles128 nmWest-southwest WSW
Miami *Thu 1:28 PM299 km186 miles161 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Naples *Thu 1:28 PM301 km187 miles163 nmNorth N
Hialeah *Thu 1:28 PM302 km188 miles163 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Hollywood *Thu 1:28 PM325 km202 miles175 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Fort Lauderdale *Thu 1:28 PM335 km208 miles181 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Cape Coral *Thu 1:28 PM349 km217 miles188 nmNorth N
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