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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 22:22:00 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 22:22:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 57' North, Longitude: 154° 06' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.13 meters/second, 1606.1 km/hour, 998.0 miles/hour or 867.2 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"16.63 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 misouth16.63 mi
1 hour15° 00' 05.2"997.75 miwest0° 00' 43.0"0.82 misouth997.78 mi
24 hours0° 02' 08.6"2.38 miwest0° 17' 19.2"19.85 misouth19.99 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, August 8, 2014 at 22:22:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 55' South, Longitude: 1° 46' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.98 meters/second, 1533.5 km/hour, 952.9 miles/hour or 828.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 23.6"15.88 miwest0° 00' 05.5"0.10 minorth15.88 mi
1 hour14° 23' 39.7"952.65 miwest0° 05' 31.7"6.34 minorth952.90 mi
24 hours14° 27' 53.5"957.32 mieast2° 45' 45.5"189.95 minorth982.47 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HiloFri 12:22 PM428 km266 miles231 nmNorth-northwest NNW
WailukuFri 12:22 PM602 km374 miles325 nmNorth-northwest NNW
HonoluluFri 12:22 PM714 km444 miles386 nmNorth-northwest NNW
KiritimatiSat 12:22 PM1598 km993 miles863 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MidwayFri 11:22 AM2752 km1710 miles1486 nmWest-northwest WNW
Baker IslandFri 10:22 AM3014 km1873 miles1627 nmWest-southwest WSW
FakaofoSat 11:22 AM3378 km2099 miles1824 nmSouthwest SW
PapeeteFri 12:22 PM3737 km2322 miles2018 nmSouth S
ApiaSat 11:22 AM3825 km2377 miles2066 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MajuroSat 10:22 AM3903 km2425 miles2107 nmWest W
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