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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 Monday, January 7, 2013 at 06:26:00 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 Monday, January 7, 2013 at 06:26:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 20' South, Longitude: 85° 04' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 429.10 meters/second, 1544.7 km/hour, 959.9 miles/hour or 834.1 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.00 miwest0° 00' 00.3"0.01 minorth16.00 mi
1 hour14° 59' 43.8"959.47 miwest0° 00' 19.4"0.37 minorth959.48 mi
24 hours0° 06' 23.5"6.82 mieast0° 07' 57.7"9.13 minorth11.40 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, January 7, 2013 at 06:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 01' South, Longitude: 18° 03' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.81 meters/second, 1536.5 km/hour, 954.7 miles/hour or 829.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.7"15.91 miwest0° 00' 07.5"0.15 misouth15.91 mi
1 hour14° 25' 45.0"954.44 miwest0° 07' 34.5"8.68 misouth954.15 mi
24 hours14° 04' 49.8"931.39 mieast2° 30' 42.5"172.75 misouth940.82 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Amsterdam IslandMon 11:26 AM1858 km1155 miles1003 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Diego GarciaMon 12:26 PM2145 km1333 miles1158 nmNorthwest NW
Port LouisMon 10:26 AM2868 km1782 miles1549 nmWest W
JakartaMon 1:26 PM2945 km1830 miles1590 nmNortheast NE
Saint-DenisMon 10:26 AM3066 km1905 miles1656 nmWest W
MaleMon 11:26 AM3192 km1983 miles1723 nmNorth-northwest NNW
PerthMon 2:26 PM3219 km2000 miles1738 nmEast-southeast ESE
Port-aux-FrancaisMon 11:26 AM3270 km2032 miles1766 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteMon 11:56 AM3281 km2039 miles1772 nmNorth N
SingaporeMon 2:26 PM3315 km2060 miles1790 nmNortheast NE
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