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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 07:22:00 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 07:22:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 20' North, Longitude: 69° 39' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.05 meters/second, 1533.8 km/hour, 953.0 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"15.88 miwest0° 00' 00.1"0.00 minorth15.88 mi
1 hour14° 59' 51.9"952.61 miwest0° 00' 05.5"0.11 minorth952.61 mi
24 hours0° 03' 12.3"3.40 mieast0° 02' 01.6"2.33 minorth4.12 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, June 16, 2011 at 07:22:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 45' South, Longitude: 103° 52' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 411.43 meters/second, 1481.1 km/hour, 920.3 miles/hour or 799.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.2"15.34 miwest0° 00' 03.2"0.06 minorth15.34 mi
1 hour14° 25' 18.7"920.00 miwest0° 03' 24.9"3.92 minorth920.20 mi
24 hours13° 31' 47.9"863.15 mieast1° 58' 21.3"135.72 minorth879.71 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BhujThu 12:52 PM8 km5 miles4 nmSouth S
GandhidhamThu 12:52 PM57 km36 miles31 nmEast-southeast ESE
JamnagarThu 12:52 PM105 km65 miles57 nmSouth-southeast SSE
DwarkaThu 12:52 PM141 km87 miles76 nmSouth-southwest SSW
RajkotThu 12:52 PM163 km101 miles88 nmSoutheast SE
PorbandarThu 12:52 PM187 km116 miles101 nmSouth S
GondalThu 12:52 PM193 km120 miles104 nmSoutheast SE
Jetpur NavagadhThu 12:52 PM202 km125 miles109 nmSouth-southeast SSE
JunagadhThu 12:52 PM218 km136 miles118 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Mirpur KhasThu 12:22 PM251 km156 miles136 nmNorth-northwest NNW
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