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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 16, 2014 at 15:30:00 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 16, 2014 at 15:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 37' North, Longitude: 51° 26' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 450.94 meters/second, 1623.4 km/hour, 1008.7 miles/hour or 876.6 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"16.81 miwest0° 00' 00.8"0.02 misouth16.81 mi
1 hour15° 00' 07.8"1008.56 miwest0° 00' 47.5"0.91 misouth1008.59 mi
24 hours0° 03' 11.2"3.57 miwest0° 19' 07.4"21.91 misouth22.20 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 15:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 57' North, Longitude: 156° 09' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 434.85 meters/second, 1565.5 km/hour, 972.7 miles/hour or 845.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.1"16.21 miwest0° 00' 07.2"0.14 minorth16.21 mi
1 hour14° 29' 10.5"972.54 miwest0° 07' 12.9"8.27 minorth972.33 mi
24 hours12° 17' 03.9"824.76 mieast2° 28' 53.4"170.62 minorth837.62 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BridgetownSat 11:30 AM889 km552 miles480 nmWest W
Saint-Laurent-du-MaroniSat 12:30 PM942 km585 miles509 nmSouth-southwest SSW
ParamariboSat 12:30 PM955 km593 miles516 nmSouth-southwest SSW
CayenneSat 12:30 PM966 km600 miles521 nmSouth S
CastriesSat 11:30 AM1034 km642 miles558 nmWest W
Fort-de-FranceSat 11:30 AM1047 km651 miles565 nmWest W
GeorgetownSat 11:30 AM1054 km655 miles569 nmSouthwest SW
KingstownSat 11:30 AM1062 km660 miles574 nmWest W
RoseauSat 11:30 AM1089 km677 miles588 nmWest W
Saint George'sSat 11:30 AM1134 km705 miles612 nmWest W
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