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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 21:02:00 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 21:02:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 21' North, Longitude: 135° 19' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.98 meters/second, 1533.5 km/hour, 952.9 miles/hour or 828.0 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"952.47 miwest0° 00' 05.0"0.10 minorth952.46 mi
24 hours0° 03' 13.0"3.41 mieast0° 01' 47.5"2.06 minorth3.98 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, June 16, 2011 at 21:02:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 47' South, Longitude: 58° 56' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 414.77 meters/second, 1493.2 km/hour, 927.8 miles/hour or 806.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.3"15.46 miwest0° 00' 05.1"0.10 minorth15.46 mi
1 hour14° 26' 19.6"927.50 miwest0° 05' 14.0"6.00 minorth927.81 mi
24 hours13° 04' 15.4"839.70 mieast2° 37' 31.5"180.61 minorth866.09 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
San Jose *Thu 2:02 PM2012 km1250 miles1087 nmNortheast NE
San Francisco *Thu 2:02 PM2015 km1252 miles1088 nmNortheast NE
Los Angeles *Thu 2:02 PM2041 km1268 miles1102 nmNortheast NE
San Diego *Thu 2:02 PM2061 km1281 miles1113 nmNortheast NE
Tijuana *Thu 2:02 PM2064 km1282 miles1114 nmEast-northeast ENE
Sacramento *Thu 2:02 PM2138 km1328 miles1154 nmNortheast NE
Mexicali *Thu 2:02 PM2203 km1369 miles1189 nmEast-northeast ENE
HonoluluThu 11:02 AM2331 km1448 miles1259 nmWest W
Las Vegas *Thu 2:02 PM2401 km1492 miles1297 nmNortheast NE
HermosilloThu 2:02 PM2509 km1559 miles1355 nmEast-northeast ENE
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