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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 Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 06:40:00 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 Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 06:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 25' North, Longitude: 81° 02' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 451.32 meters/second, 1624.7 km/hour, 1009.6 miles/hour or 877.3 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"16.83 miwest0° 00' 00.8"0.02 misouth16.83 mi
1 hour15° 00' 08.0"1009.41 miwest0° 00' 47.8"0.91 misouth1009.44 mi
24 hours0° 03' 15.8"3.66 miwest0° 19' 15.6"22.07 misouth22.37 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 06:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 37' North, Longitude: 15° 52' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.61 meters/second, 1553.8 km/hour, 965.5 miles/hour or 839.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.3"16.09 miwest0° 00' 05.9"0.11 minorth16.09 mi
1 hour14° 29' 19.3"965.28 miwest0° 05' 52.9"6.74 minorth965.07 mi
24 hours12° 13' 18.8"814.30 mieast1° 55' 43.4"132.63 minorth821.10 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
ChennaiSun 12:10 PM91 km56 miles49 nmWest-southwest WSW
TiruvallurSun 12:10 PM125 km78 miles68 nmWest-southwest WSW
Maraimalai NagarSun 12:10 PM130 km81 miles70 nmWest-southwest WSW
KanchipuramSun 12:10 PM158 km98 miles85 nmWest-southwest WSW
NelloreSun 12:10 PM161 km100 miles87 nmNorthwest NW
TirumalaSun 12:10 PM177 km110 miles96 nmWest W
PuducherrySun 12:10 PM210 km130 miles113 nmSouthwest SW
VelloreSun 12:10 PM214 km133 miles115 nmWest-southwest WSW
CuddaloreSun 12:10 PM232 km144 miles125 nmSouthwest SW
ViluppuramSun 12:10 PM234 km146 miles126 nmSouthwest SW
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