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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, August 7, 2014 at 16:22:00 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, August 7, 2014 at 16:22:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 18' North, Longitude: 64° 03' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.33 meters/second, 1603.2 km/hour, 996.2 miles/hour or 865.7 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"16.60 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 misouth16.60 mi
1 hour15° 00' 04.7"995.96 miwest0° 00' 42.1"0.81 misouth995.99 mi
24 hours0° 01' 57.6"2.17 miwest0° 17' 00.0"19.48 misouth19.60 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 16:22:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 40' South, Longitude: 70° 07' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.03 meters/second, 1519.3 km/hour, 944.1 miles/hour or 820.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.1"15.73 miwest0° 00' 01.5"0.03 minorth15.73 mi
1 hour14° 24' 05.0"943.79 miwest0° 01' 36.4"1.84 minorth943.86 mi
24 hours14° 28' 32.0"948.64 mieast1° 14' 58.8"85.94 minorth955.93 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
The Bottom (Saba)Thu 12:22 PM169 km105 miles91 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ChristianstedThu 12:22 PM174 km108 miles94 nmNorth-northwest NNW
CharlestownThu 12:22 PM178 km110 miles96 nmEast-northeast ENE
Basseterre (St. Kitts)Thu 12:22 PM180 km112 miles97 nmNortheast NE
BradesThu 12:22 PM204 km127 miles110 nmEast-northeast ENE
GustaviaThu 12:22 PM218 km135 miles118 nmNortheast NE
PhilipsburgThu 12:22 PM219 km136 miles118 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MarigotThu 12:22 PM221 km137 miles119 nmNorth-northeast NNE
The ValleyThu 12:22 PM236 km147 miles128 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Cruz BayThu 12:22 PM238 km148 miles128 nmNorth-northwest NNW
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