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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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Total Eclipse in progress – white lines on map

  • The map shows the June 15, 2011 — Total Lunar Eclipse in progress.
  • The white lines on the map shows areas where a partial eclipse is visible.
  • At the moment, the Total phase of the eclipse is visible to anyone within the dark blue area surrounded by a red area on the map (red lines)
  • The area under red lines are very close to see the same - but they see a partial eclipse

Map notes

  • The day and night parts of the Earth shown are as of Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at 21:12:00 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 21:12:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 19' North, Longitude: 137° 52' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.10 meters/second, 1534.0 km/hour, 953.2 miles/hour or 828.3 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' 51.9"952.73 miwest0° 00' 06.0"0.11 minorth952.72 mi
24 hours0° 03' 11.7"3.39 mieast0° 02' 12.1"2.53 minorth4.22 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at 21:12:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 12' South, Longitude: 42° 42' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 409.80 meters/second, 1475.3 km/hour, 916.7 miles/hour or 796.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.6"15.28 miwest0° 00' 01.8"0.04 minorth15.28 mi
1 hour14° 24' 42.8"916.35 miwest0° 01' 57.0"2.24 minorth916.47 mi
24 hours13° 49' 38.9"879.22 mieast1° 25' 55.0"98.53 minorth889.30 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HonoluluWed 11:12 AM2070 km1286 miles1118 nmWest W
San Francisco *Wed 2:12 PM2175 km1352 miles1174 nmNortheast NE
San Jose *Wed 2:12 PM2179 km1354 miles1177 nmNortheast NE
Los Angeles *Wed 2:12 PM2249 km1398 miles1215 nmNortheast NE
San Diego *Wed 2:12 PM2282 km1418 miles1232 nmEast-northeast ENE
Tijuana *Wed 2:12 PM2286 km1421 miles1235 nmEast-northeast ENE
Sacramento *Wed 2:12 PM2298 km1428 miles1241 nmNortheast NE
Mexicali *Wed 2:12 PM2428 km1509 miles1311 nmEast-northeast ENE
Las Vegas *Wed 2:12 PM2605 km1619 miles1407 nmNortheast NE
PhoenixWed 2:12 PM2756 km1712 miles1488 nmEast-northeast ENE
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