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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 Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 00:38:00 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 Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 00:38:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 26' North, Longitude: 170° 55' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.73 meters/second, 1532.6 km/hour, 952.3 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"951.91 miwest0° 00' 00.4"0.01 minorth951.91 mi
24 hours0° 03' 16.4"3.46 mieast0° 00' 02.0"0.04 misouth3.46 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 00:38:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 58' North, Longitude: 95° 10' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.20 meters/second, 1602.7 km/hour, 995.9 miles/hour or 865.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.2"16.60 miwest0° 00' 10.2"0.20 minorth16.60 mi
1 hour14° 30' 09.9"995.78 miwest0° 10' 13.6"11.71 minorth995.67 mi
24 hours11° 55' 46.5"819.12 mieast3° 51' 07.4"264.73 minorth857.05 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Wake IslandSat 12:38 PM638 km397 miles345 nmSouthwest SW
MidwayFri 1:38 PM1287 km799 miles695 nmEast-northeast ENE
MajuroSat 12:38 PM1802 km1120 miles973 nmSouth S
PalikirSat 11:38 AM2281 km1417 miles1232 nmSouthwest SW
TarawaSat 12:38 PM2446 km1520 miles1321 nmSouth S
YarenSat 12:38 PM2687 km1670 miles1451 nmSouth S
Baker IslandFri 12:38 PM2910 km1808 miles1571 nmSouth-southeast SSE
HagåtñaSat 10:38 AM2969 km1845 miles1603 nmWest-southwest WSW
HonoluluFri 2:38 PM3218 km2000 miles1738 nmEast E
TokyoSat 9:38 AM3298 km2049 miles1781 nmWest-northwest WNW
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