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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 Monday, May 3, 2010 at 03:10:00 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 Monday, May 3, 2010 at 03:10:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 37' North, Longitude: 131° 44' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.85 meters/second, 1608.7 km/hour, 999.6 miles/hour or 868.6 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"999.36 miwest0° 00' 44.1"0.84 minorth999.33 mi
24 hours0° 01' 30.9"1.68 miwest0° 17' 33.6"20.12 minorth20.19 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, May 3, 2010 at 03:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 34' South, Longitude: 11° 18' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 410.75 meters/second, 1478.7 km/hour, 918.8 miles/hour or 798.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.9"15.31 miwest0° 00' 04.7"0.09 minorth15.31 mi
1 hour14° 29' 05.1"918.44 miwest0° 04' 52.3"5.59 minorth918.74 mi
24 hours12° 01' 07.5"762.18 mieast2° 26' 23.9"167.89 minorth787.10 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MelekeokMon 12:10 PM952 km591 miles514 nmSouth-southeast SSE
QuezonMon 11:10 AM1151 km715 miles622 nmWest W
DavaoMon 11:10 AM1157 km719 miles625 nmSouthwest SW
ManilaMon 11:10 AM1159 km720 miles626 nmWest W
General SantosMon 11:10 AM1272 km790 miles687 nmSouthwest SW
HagåtñaMon 1:10 PM1423 km884 miles768 nmEast E
TaipeiMon 11:10 AM1492 km927 miles806 nmNorthwest NW
ManadoMon 11:10 AM1736 km1079 miles937 nmSouth-southwest SSW
ShantouMon 11:10 AM1796 km1116 miles970 nmWest-northwest WNW
ManokwariMon 12:10 PM1841 km1144 miles994 nmSouth S
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