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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 Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 01:18:00 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 Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 01:18:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 01' North, Longitude: 158° 38' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.94 meters/second, 1670.2 km/hour, 1037.8 miles/hour or 901.8 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.30 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth17.30 mi
1 hour15° 00' 13.0"1037.81 miwest0° 00' 58.3"1.11 misouth1037.81 mi
24 hours0° 05' 14.0"6.03 miwest0° 23' 21.8"26.76 misouth27.43 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 01:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 40' North, Longitude: 145° 14' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.94 meters/second, 1619.8 km/hour, 1006.5 miles/hour or 874.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 33.8"16.77 miwest0° 00' 09.5"0.18 misouth16.77 mi
1 hour14° 33' 56.3"1006.42 miwest0° 09' 27.9"10.84 misouth1006.54 mi
24 hours10° 28' 01.5"723.23 mieast3° 49' 53.1"263.25 misouth770.21 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BukaTue 11:18 AM747 km464 miles403 nmSouthwest SW
PalikirTue 12:18 PM765 km475 miles413 nmNorth N
ArawaTue 11:18 AM771 km479 miles416 nmSouth-southwest SSW
GizoTue 12:18 PM920 km572 miles497 nmSouth-southwest SSW
YarenTue 1:18 PM923 km574 miles498 nmEast E
HoniaraTue 12:18 PM1055 km656 miles570 nmSouth S
MajuroTue 1:18 PM1602 km995 miles865 nmEast-northeast ENE
TarawaTue 1:18 PM1606 km998 miles867 nmEast E
Port MoresbyTue 11:18 AM1646 km1022 miles889 nmSouthwest SW
JayapuraTue 10:18 AM2016 km1253 miles1088 nmWest W
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