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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, May 2, 2010 at 22:00:00 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 Sunday, May 2, 2010 at 22:00:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 33' North, Longitude: 150° 46' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.99 meters/second, 1609.2 km/hour, 999.9 miles/hour or 868.9 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"16.66 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 minorth16.66 mi
1 hour15° 00' 04.0"999.67 miwest0° 00' 44.3"0.85 minorth999.64 mi
24 hours0° 01' 32.6"1.72 miwest0° 17' 36.9"20.19 minorth20.26 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, May 2, 2010 at 22:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 57' South, Longitude: 86° 08' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 409.35 meters/second, 1473.7 km/hour, 915.7 miles/hour or 795.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.6"15.26 miwest0° 00' 04.2"0.08 minorth15.26 mi
1 hour14° 28' 42.7"915.31 miwest0° 04' 16.2"4.90 minorth915.58 mi
24 hours12° 10' 28.2"769.76 mieast2° 13' 16.4"152.85 minorth791.06 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HiloSun 12:00 Noon649 km403 miles350 nmNorthwest NW
HonoluluSun 12:00 Noon983 km611 miles531 nmNorthwest NW
KiritimatiMon 12:00 Noon1677 km1042 miles905 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MidwaySun 11:00 AM3076 km1911 miles1661 nmWest-northwest WNW
Baker IslandSun 10:00 AM3298 km2049 miles1781 nmWest-southwest WSW
FakaofoSun 11:00 AM3562 km2214 miles1924 nmSouthwest SW
PapeeteSun 12:00 Noon3662 km2275 miles1977 nmSouth S
San Francisco *Sun 3:00 PM3715 km2308 miles2006 nmNortheast NE
Los Angeles *Sun 3:00 PM3846 km2390 miles2077 nmNortheast NE
ApiaSun 11:00 AM3989 km2479 miles2154 nmSouthwest SW
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