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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 30, 2010 at 09:00:00 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 30, 2010 at 09:00:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 47' North, Longitude: 44° 23' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.89 meters/second, 1551.2 km/hour, 963.9 miles/hour or 837.6 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.06 miwest0° 00' 00.4"0.01 minorth16.06 mi
1 hour14° 59' 54.7"963.49 miwest0° 00' 22.1"0.42 minorth963.47 mi
24 hours0° 02' 06.8"2.27 mieast0° 08' 41.7"9.97 minorth10.23 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, May 30, 2010 at 09:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 40' South, Longitude: 104° 37' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 410.27 meters/second, 1477.0 km/hour, 917.7 miles/hour or 797.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.6"15.30 miwest0° 00' 04.6"0.09 minorth15.30 mi
1 hour14° 28' 40.2"917.37 miwest0° 04' 38.7"5.33 minorth917.66 mi
24 hours12° 11' 38.5"772.76 mieast2° 22' 04.7"162.94 minorth796.34 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RiyadhSun 12:00 Noon399 km248 miles215 nmNortheast NE
Khamis MushaitSun 12:00 Noon421 km261 miles227 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MakkahSun 12:00 Noon474 km294 miles256 nmWest W
BuraidahSun 12:00 Noon509 km316 miles275 nmNorth N
JeddahSun 12:00 Noon540 km336 miles292 nmWest W
MedinaSun 12:00 Noon572 km355 miles309 nmWest-northwest WNW
HofufSun 12:00 Noon665 km413 miles359 nmNortheast NE
SanaSun 12:00 Noon711 km442 miles384 nmSouth S
DammamSun 12:00 Noon778 km484 miles420 nmNortheast NE
Port SudanSun 12:00 Noon784 km487 miles423 nmWest-southwest WSW
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