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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 05:38:00 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 Friday, June 20, 2014 at 05:38:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 26' North, Longitude: 95° 53' 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"951.94 miwest0° 00' 01.1"0.02 minorth951.94 mi
24 hours0° 03' 16.4"3.47 mieast0° 00' 17.6"0.34 minorth3.48 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, June 20, 2014 at 05:38:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 36' North, Longitude: 10° 41' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.51 meters/second, 1611.0 km/hour, 1001.0 miles/hour or 869.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.9"16.68 miwest0° 00' 11.0"0.21 minorth16.68 mi
1 hour14° 29' 57.9"1000.97 miwest0° 10' 56.9"12.54 minorth1000.94 mi
24 hours11° 57' 39.4"825.73 mieast4° 12' 40.1"289.37 minorth872.47 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MandalayFri 12:08 PM162 km100 miles87 nmSouth S
UkhrulFri 11:08 AM240 km149 miles130 nmNorthwest NW
ImphalFri 11:08 AM249 km155 miles134 nmNorthwest NW
NaypyidawFri 12:08 PM408 km254 miles220 nmSouth S
ChittagongFri 11:38 AM436 km271 miles235 nmWest-southwest WSW
SylhetFri 11:38 AM440 km273 miles238 nmWest-northwest WNW
CherrapunjiFri 11:08 AM469 km291 miles253 nmWest-northwest WNW
ShillongFri 11:08 AM469 km291 miles253 nmWest-northwest WNW
ComillaFri 11:38 AM481 km299 miles260 nmWest W
ChandpurFri 11:38 AM535 km333 miles289 nmWest W
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