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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 Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at 09:02:00 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 Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at 09:02:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 18' North, Longitude: 44° 36' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.17 meters/second, 1534.2 km/hour, 953.3 miles/hour or 828.4 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"15.89 miwest0° 00' 00.1"0.00 minorth15.89 mi
1 hour14° 59' 52.0"952.88 miwest0° 00' 06.4"0.12 minorth952.88 mi
24 hours0° 03' 11.1"3.37 mieast0° 02' 24.6"2.76 minorth4.36 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at 09:02:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 24' South, Longitude: 142° 01' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 408.98 meters/second, 1472.3 km/hour, 914.9 miles/hour or 795.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.1"15.25 miwest0° 00' 00.0"0.00 minorth15.25 mi
1 hour14° 24' 13.0"914.50 miwest0° 00' 06.0"0.12 minorth914.50 mi
24 hours14° 06' 45.8"896.04 mieast0° 44' 01.7"50.50 minorth899.91 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Ad DawadmiWed 12:02 PM135 km84 miles73 nmNorth N
RiyadhWed 12:02 PM263 km164 miles142 nmNortheast NE
BuraidahWed 12:02 PM344 km214 miles186 nmNorth N
MedinaWed 12:02 PM525 km326 miles283 nmWest-northwest WNW
MakkahWed 12:02 PM535 km332 miles289 nmWest-southwest WSW
HofufWed 12:02 PM556 km345 miles300 nmEast-northeast ENE
Hafar Al-BatinWed 12:02 PM585 km364 miles316 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Khamis MushaitWed 12:02 PM586 km364 miles316 nmSouth-southwest SSW
JeddahWed 12:02 PM594 km369 miles321 nmWest-southwest WSW
QatifWed 12:02 PM654 km407 miles353 nmNortheast NE
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