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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 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 Thursday, June 16, 2011 at 09:02:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 20' North, Longitude: 44° 39' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.04 meters/second, 1533.7 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"952.59 miwest0° 00' 05.5"0.10 minorth952.59 mi
24 hours0° 03' 12.4"3.40 mieast0° 02' 00.0"2.29 minorth4.10 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, June 16, 2011 at 09:02:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 40' South, Longitude: 127° 54' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 411.77 meters/second, 1482.4 km/hour, 921.1 miles/hour or 800.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.4"15.35 miwest0° 00' 03.5"0.07 minorth15.35 mi
1 hour14° 25' 25.4"920.76 miwest0° 03' 39.0"4.19 minorth920.98 mi
24 hours13° 28' 37.5"860.38 mieast2° 03' 24.8"141.52 minorth878.09 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Ad DawadmiThu 12:02 PM132 km82 miles71 nmNorth-northwest NNW
RiyadhThu 12:02 PM256 km159 miles138 nmNortheast NE
BuraidahThu 12:02 PM341 km212 miles184 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MedinaThu 12:02 PM529 km329 miles286 nmWest-northwest WNW
MakkahThu 12:02 PM541 km336 miles292 nmWest-southwest WSW
HofufThu 12:02 PM549 km341 miles296 nmEast-northeast ENE
Hafar Al-BatinThu 12:02 PM579 km360 miles313 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Khamis MushaitThu 12:02 PM592 km368 miles320 nmSouth-southwest SSW
JeddahThu 12:02 PM601 km373 miles324 nmWest-southwest WSW
QatifThu 12:02 PM647 km402 miles350 nmNortheast NE
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