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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 Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at 14:46:00 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 Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at 14:46:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 57' South, Longitude: 40° 34' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.19 meters/second, 1537.9 km/hour, 955.6 miles/hour or 830.4 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.93 miwest0° 00' 00.2"0.00 minorth15.93 mi
1 hour14° 59' 42.4"955.19 miwest0° 00' 13.0"0.25 minorth955.20 mi
24 hours0° 06' 58.5"7.41 mieast0° 05' 25.7"6.23 minorth9.68 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at 14:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 11' North, Longitude: 174° 03' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.22 meters/second, 1606.4 km/hour, 998.2 miles/hour or 867.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.5"16.63 miwest0° 00' 10.5"0.20 misouth16.64 mi
1 hour14° 32' 33.3"998.05 miwest0° 10' 37.5"12.17 misouth998.31 mi
24 hours10° 59' 29.3"754.35 mieast4° 24' 11.2"302.55 misouth815.44 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Macaé *Tue 12:46 PM140 km87 miles75 nmWest-northwest WNW
Campos *Tue 12:46 PM153 km95 miles83 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Niterói *Tue 12:46 PM260 km162 miles140 nmWest W
Rio de Janeiro *Tue 12:46 PM269 km167 miles145 nmWest W
Vitória *Tue 12:46 PM292 km182 miles158 nmNorth N
Belo Horizonte *Tue 12:46 PM495 km308 miles267 nmNorthwest NW
Santos *Tue 12:46 PM600 km373 miles324 nmWest-southwest WSW
São Paulo *Tue 12:46 PM625 km388 miles337 nmWest W
Campinas *Tue 12:46 PM670 km417 miles362 nmWest W
Brasilia *Tue 12:46 PM1103 km686 miles596 nmNorthwest NW
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