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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 28, 2014 at 08:08:00 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 28, 2014 at 08:08:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 16' North, Longitude: 58° 49' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.26 meters/second, 1534.5 km/hour, 953.5 miles/hour or 828.6 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"15.89 miwest0° 00' 00.1"0.00 misouth15.89 mi
1 hour14° 59' 52.3"953.08 miwest0° 00' 07.1"0.14 misouth953.09 mi
24 hours0° 03' 04.2"3.25 mieast0° 03' 02.4"3.49 misouth4.77 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 08:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 20' North, Longitude: 70° 10' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.80 meters/second, 1543.7 km/hour, 959.2 miles/hour or 833.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.3"15.99 miwest0° 00' 04.2"0.08 misouth15.99 mi
1 hour14° 31' 21.3"958.99 miwest0° 04' 12.0"4.82 misouth959.18 mi
24 hours11° 17' 11.7"745.37 mieast2° 01' 12.0"138.90 misouth762.06 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MuscatSat 12:08 PM46 km29 miles25 nmNorthwest NW
SeebSat 12:08 PM79 km49 miles43 nmNorthwest NW
NizwaSat 12:08 PM137 km85 miles74 nmWest-southwest WSW
SharjahSat 12:08 PM416 km259 miles225 nmNorthwest NW
DubaiSat 12:08 PM420 km261 miles227 nmWest-northwest WNW
Abu DhabiSat 12:08 PM470 km292 miles254 nmWest-northwest WNW
Bandar-Abbas *Sat 12:38 PM503 km312 miles271 nmNorth-northwest NNW
DohaSat 11:08 AM772 km480 miles417 nmWest-northwest WNW
Al KhorSat 11:08 AM788 km490 miles425 nmWest-northwest WNW
SalalahSat 12:08 PM850 km528 miles459 nmSouthwest SW
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