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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, August 8, 2014 at 10:22:00 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 Friday, August 8, 2014 at 10:22:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 06' North, Longitude: 25° 55' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.81 meters/second, 1604.9 km/hour, 997.3 miles/hour or 866.6 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"16.62 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 misouth16.62 mi
1 hour15° 00' 04.9"997.03 miwest0° 00' 42.6"0.82 misouth997.06 mi
24 hours0° 02' 04.2"2.30 miwest0° 17' 11.6"19.70 misouth19.84 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, August 8, 2014 at 10:22:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 51' South, Longitude: 170° 58' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 423.82 meters/second, 1525.7 km/hour, 948.1 miles/hour or 823.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 23.6"15.80 miwest0° 00' 03.8"0.07 minorth15.80 mi
1 hour14° 23' 41.1"947.80 miwest0° 03' 58.9"4.57 minorth947.99 mi
24 hours345° 28' 33.4"956.31 miwest2° 10' 50.2"149.95 minorth973.54 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Al-FashirFri 1:22 PM280 km174 miles151 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FadaFri 11:22 AM479 km297 miles258 nmWest-northwest WNW
Al-UbayyidFri 1:22 PM563 km350 miles304 nmSoutheast SE
AbéchéFri 11:22 AM602 km374 miles325 nmWest-southwest WSW
KhartoumFri 1:22 PM710 km441 miles383 nmEast E
Faya-LargeauFri 11:22 AM754 km469 miles407 nmWest-northwest WNW
KostiFri 1:22 PM795 km494 miles429 nmEast-southeast ESE
MongoFri 11:22 AM892 km554 miles482 nmWest-southwest WSW
WauFri 1:22 PM956 km594 miles516 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MalakalFri 1:22 PM957 km595 miles517 nmSoutheast SE
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