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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 Friday, June 20, 2014 at 00:48:00 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 Friday, June 20, 2014 at 00:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 26' North, Longitude: 168° 22' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.75 meters/second, 1532.7 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"951.95 miwest0° 00' 01.3"0.03 minorth951.95 mi
24 hours0° 03' 16.4"3.46 mieast0° 00' 22.6"0.43 minorth3.49 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, June 20, 2014 at 00:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 42' North, Longitude: 80° 46' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.84 meters/second, 1612.2 km/hour, 1001.8 miles/hour or 870.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.8"16.70 miwest0° 00' 11.0"0.21 minorth16.70 mi
1 hour14° 29' 52.6"1001.72 miwest0° 11' 04.9"12.69 minorth1001.72 mi
24 hours11° 58' 54.5"827.87 mieast4° 17' 01.5"294.35 minorth876.54 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Wake IslandFri 12:48 PM492 km306 miles266 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MidwayThu 1:48 PM1524 km947 miles823 nmEast-northeast ENE
MajuroFri 12:48 PM1827 km1135 miles986 nmSouth S
PalikirFri 11:48 AM2128 km1322 miles1149 nmSouth-southwest SSW
TarawaFri 12:48 PM2486 km1545 miles1342 nmSouth-southeast SSE
YarenFri 12:48 PM2656 km1650 miles1434 nmSouth S
HagåtñaFri 10:48 AM2722 km1691 miles1470 nmWest-southwest WSW
Baker IslandThu 12:48 PM3048 km1894 miles1646 nmSoutheast SE
TokyoFri 9:48 AM3078 km1912 miles1662 nmWest-northwest WNW
Adak *Thu 3:48 PM3407 km2117 miles1840 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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