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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 15:10:00 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 Sunday, May 30, 2010 at 15:10:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 49' North, Longitude: 48° 07' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.77 meters/second, 1550.8 km/hour, 963.6 miles/hour or 837.4 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"963.23 miwest0° 00' 22.0"0.42 minorth963.21 mi
24 hours0° 02' 08.6"2.29 mieast0° 08' 35.8"9.86 minorth10.12 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, May 30, 2010 at 15:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 09' South, Longitude: 166° 05' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 412.05 meters/second, 1483.4 km/hour, 921.7 miles/hour or 801.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.0"15.36 miwest0° 00' 05.2"0.10 minorth15.36 mi
1 hour14° 29' 06.6"921.37 miwest0° 05' 21.4"6.14 minorth921.69 mi
24 hours12° 00' 29.6"763.91 mieast2° 37' 30.6"180.62 minorth791.95 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Saint John's (Antigua)Sun 11:10 AM1532 km952 miles827 nmWest-southwest WSW
BridgetownSun 11:10 AM1556 km967 miles840 nmSouthwest SW
Basse-Terre (Guadeloupe)Sun 11:10 AM1572 km977 miles849 nmWest-southwest WSW
RoseauSun 11:10 AM1575 km978 miles850 nmWest-southwest WSW
Fort-de-FranceSun 11:10 AM1585 km985 miles856 nmWest-southwest WSW
Basseterre (St. Kitts)Sun 11:10 AM1611 km1001 miles870 nmWest-southwest WSW
CastriesSun 11:10 AM1613 km1002 miles871 nmWest-southwest WSW
KingstownSun 11:10 AM1689 km1050 miles912 nmWest-southwest WSW
Saint George'sSun 11:10 AM1809 km1124 miles977 nmSouthwest SW
Port of SpainSun 11:10 AM1889 km1174 miles1020 nmSouthwest SW
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