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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 03:18:00 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 03:18:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 01' South, Longitude: 128° 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' 13.9"6.03 miwest0° 23' 21.8"26.76 misouth27.43 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 03:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 21' North, Longitude: 116° 06' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 450.04 meters/second, 1620.2 km/hour, 1006.7 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' 55.7"1006.65 miwest0° 09' 29.7"10.87 misouth1006.77 mi
24 hours10° 28' 35.5"724.06 mieast3° 50' 12.7"263.62 misouth770.99 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SofifiTue 12:18 PM146 km91 miles79 nmNorthwest NW
TernateTue 12:18 PM166 km103 miles90 nmWest-northwest WNW
AmbonTue 12:18 PM410 km255 miles221 nmSouth S
ManadoTue 11:18 AM454 km282 miles245 nmWest-northwest WNW
ManokwariTue 12:18 PM612 km380 miles330 nmEast E
GorontaloTue 11:18 AM624 km387 miles337 nmWest W
General SantosTue 11:18 AM779 km484 miles421 nmNorth-northwest NNW
KendariTue 11:18 AM809 km503 miles437 nmWest-southwest WSW
DavaoTue 11:18 AM853 km530 miles460 nmNorth-northwest NNW
BaucauTue 12:18 PM965 km600 miles521 nmSouth-southwest SSW
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