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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 02:38:00 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 02:38:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 00' South, Longitude: 138° 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 02:38:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 28' North, Longitude: 125° 49' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 450.01 meters/second, 1620.0 km/hour, 1006.6 miles/hour or 874.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 33.8"16.78 miwest0° 00' 09.5"0.18 misouth16.78 mi
1 hour14° 33' 55.8"1006.58 miwest0° 09' 29.0"10.86 misouth1006.70 mi
24 hours10° 28' 23.8"723.78 mieast3° 50' 06.6"263.51 misouth770.72 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JayapuraTue 11:38 AM363 km225 miles196 nmSoutheast SE
ManokwariTue 11:38 AM518 km322 miles280 nmWest W
MelekeokTue 11:38 AM942 km585 miles509 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Port MoresbyTue 12:38 PM1410 km876 miles762 nmSoutheast SE
ManadoTue 10:38 AM1545 km960 miles834 nmWest W
DarwinTue 12:08 PM1625 km1010 miles877 nmSouth-southwest SSW
HagåtñaTue 12:38 PM1636 km1017 miles884 nmNorth-northeast NNE
General SantosTue 10:38 AM1642 km1020 miles886 nmWest-northwest WNW
DavaoTue 10:38 AM1644 km1022 miles888 nmWest-northwest WNW
DiliTue 11:38 AM1730 km1075 miles934 nmWest-southwest WSW
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