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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, August 9, 2014 at 04:22:00 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 Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 04:22:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 53' North, Longitude: 115° 54' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.29 meters/second, 1606.6 km/hour, 998.3 miles/hour or 867.5 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"16.64 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 misouth16.64 mi
1 hour15° 00' 05.3"998.11 miwest0° 00' 43.1"0.82 misouth998.14 mi
24 hours0° 02' 10.8"2.42 miwest0° 17' 23.0"19.92 misouth20.07 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 04:22:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 20' South, Longitude: 88° 08' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.30 meters/second, 1538.3 km/hour, 955.8 miles/hour or 830.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 23.6"15.93 miwest0° 00' 06.1"0.12 minorth15.93 mi
1 hour14° 23' 43.1"955.62 miwest0° 06' 16.2"7.19 minorth955.90 mi
24 hours14° 24' 40.7"956.68 mieast3° 02' 06.5"208.68 minorth985.95 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
OlongapoSat 12:22 PM485 km301 miles262 nmEast-southeast ESE
Tarlac CitySat 12:22 PM505 km314 miles273 nmEast E
Baguio CitySat 12:22 PM506 km314 miles273 nmEast E
MabalacatSat 12:22 PM508 km315 miles274 nmEast E
AngelesSat 12:22 PM510 km317 miles275 nmEast E
ManilaSat 12:22 PM566 km351 miles305 nmEast-southeast ESE
QuezonSat 12:22 PM569 km354 miles307 nmEast-southeast ESE
MakatiSat 12:22 PM570 km354 miles308 nmEast-southeast ESE
Hong KongSat 12:22 PM735 km456 miles397 nmNorth-northwest NNW
KowloonSat 12:22 PM735 km457 miles397 nmNorth-northwest NNW
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