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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, April 3, 2010 at 15:00:00 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, April 3, 2010 at 15:00:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 25' North, Longitude: 44° 11' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 461.86 meters/second, 1662.7 km/hour, 1033.2 miles/hour or 897.8 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.22 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 minorth17.22 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.9"1033.13 miwest0° 00' 57.3"1.09 minorth1033.12 mi
24 hours0° 04' 22.6"5.02 miwest0° 22' 54.1"26.23 minorth26.70 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, April 3, 2010 at 15:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 25° 04' South, Longitude: 166° 41' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 404.92 meters/second, 1457.7 km/hour, 905.8 miles/hour or 787.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.8"15.10 miwest0° 00' 02.0"0.04 misouth15.10 mi
1 hour14° 26' 54.9"905.37 miwest0° 01' 58.1"2.26 misouth905.25 mi
24 hours13° 04' 13.2"819.07 mieast0° 08' 22.0"9.60 misouth818.66 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BelémSat 12:00 Noon898 km558 miles485 nmSouth-southwest SSW
CayenneSat 12:00 Noon905 km562 miles489 nmWest W
FortalezaSat 12:00 Noon1190 km740 miles643 nmSouth-southeast SSE
ParamariboSat 12:00 Noon1218 km757 miles657 nmWest W
GeorgetownSat 11:00 AM1555 km966 miles840 nmWest W
RecifeSat 12:00 Noon1817 km1129 miles981 nmSoutheast SE
BridgetownSat 11:00 AM1895 km1178 miles1023 nmWest-northwest WNW
Port of SpainSat 11:00 AM1995 km1240 miles1077 nmWest-northwest WNW
ManausSat 11:00 AM1999 km1242 miles1079 nmWest-southwest WSW
KingstownSat 11:00 AM2057 km1278 miles1111 nmWest-northwest WNW
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