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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 23:02:00 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 23:02:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 19' North, Longitude: 165° 22' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.09 meters/second, 1533.9 km/hour, 953.1 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"952.71 miwest0° 00' 05.9"0.11 minorth952.70 mi
24 hours0° 03' 12.0"3.39 mieast0° 02' 10.2"2.49 minorth4.20 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at 23:02:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 08' South, Longitude: 16° 16' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 410.04 meters/second, 1476.1 km/hour, 917.2 miles/hour or 797.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.7"15.29 miwest0° 00' 02.1"0.04 minorth15.29 mi
1 hour14° 24' 48.4"916.88 miwest0° 02' 13.3"2.55 minorth917.01 mi
24 hours13° 46' 38.4"876.44 mieast1° 31' 57.3"105.45 minorth887.61 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HonoluluWed 1:02 PM805 km500 miles435 nmEast-southeast ESE
MidwayWed 12:02 PM1320 km820 miles713 nmWest-northwest WNW
KiritimatiThu 1:02 PM2527 km1570 miles1365 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Baker IslandWed 11:02 AM2827 km1757 miles1526 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Wake IslandThu 11:02 AM2934 km1823 miles1584 nmWest W
MajuroThu 11:02 AM3080 km1914 miles1663 nmWest-southwest WSW
Adak *Wed 2:02 PM3312 km2058 miles1789 nmNorth-northwest NNW
TarawaThu 11:02 AM3366 km2092 miles1818 nmSouthwest SW
Unalaska *Wed 3:02 PM3391 km2107 miles1831 nmNorth N
FakaofoWed 12:02 PM3672 km2282 miles1983 nmSouth S
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