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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 Thursday, June 16, 2011 at 01:22:00 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 Thursday, June 16, 2011 at 01:22:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 20' North, Longitude: 159° 38' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.08 meters/second, 1533.9 km/hour, 953.1 miles/hour or 828.2 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"952.68 miwest0° 00' 05.7"0.11 minorth952.68 mi
24 hours0° 03' 12.0"3.39 mieast0° 02' 07.8"2.44 minorth4.18 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, June 16, 2011 at 01:22:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 03' South, Longitude: 17° 22' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 410.37 meters/second, 1477.3 km/hour, 918.0 miles/hour or 797.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.8"15.30 miwest0° 00' 02.5"0.05 minorth15.30 mi
1 hour14° 24' 56.3"917.63 miwest0° 02' 33.7"2.94 minorth917.78 mi
24 hours13° 42' 40.4"872.82 mieast1° 39' 31.4"114.13 minorth885.44 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Wake IslandThu 1:22 PM854 km530 miles461 nmEast-southeast ESE
PalikirThu 12:22 PM1823 km1133 miles984 nmSouth S
HagåtñaThu 11:22 AM1912 km1188 miles1032 nmWest-southwest WSW
MajuroThu 1:22 PM2176 km1352 miles1175 nmSoutheast SE
YokohamaThu 10:22 AM2353 km1462 miles1270 nmNorthwest NW
TokyoThu 10:22 AM2362 km1468 miles1276 nmNorthwest NW
MidwayWed 2:22 PM2364 km1469 miles1277 nmEast-northeast ENE
NagoyaThu 10:22 AM2561 km1591 miles1383 nmNorthwest NW
KyotoThu 10:22 AM2650 km1646 miles1431 nmNorthwest NW
OsakaThu 10:22 AM2657 km1651 miles1435 nmNorthwest NW
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