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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 14:34:00 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 14:34:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 18' South, Longitude: 36° 54' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 429.23 meters/second, 1545.2 km/hour, 960.2 miles/hour or 834.4 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.00 miwest0° 00' 00.3"0.01 minorth16.00 mi
1 hour14° 59' 43.9"959.77 miwest0° 00' 19.7"0.38 minorth959.79 mi
24 hours0° 06' 21.0"6.78 mieast0° 08' 06.5"9.30 minorth11.51 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, January 7, 2013 at 14:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 60' South, Longitude: 99° 16' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.19 meters/second, 1527.1 km/hour, 948.9 miles/hour or 824.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.0"15.81 miwest0° 00' 06.7"0.13 misouth15.81 mi
1 hour14° 25' 03.4"948.57 miwest0° 06' 41.9"7.68 misouth948.30 mi
24 hours14° 19' 48.2"942.82 mieast2° 06' 47.1"145.34 misouth948.15 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Vitória *Mon 12:34 PM420 km261 miles227 nmWest-northwest WNW
Niterói *Mon 12:34 PM642 km399 miles347 nmWest W
Rio de Janeiro *Mon 12:34 PM651 km405 miles352 nmWest W
São Paulo *Mon 12:34 PM1009 km627 miles545 nmWest W
SalvadorMon 11:34 AM1046 km650 miles565 nmNorth N
Brasilia *Mon 12:34 PM1362 km846 miles735 nmWest-northwest WNW
RecifeMon 11:34 AM1586 km985 miles856 nmNorth N
FortalezaMon 11:34 AM2060 km1280 miles1112 nmNorth N
Asuncion *Mon 11:34 AM2138 km1328 miles1154 nmWest-southwest WSW
Montevideo *Mon 12:34 PM2339 km1454 miles1263 nmSouthwest SW
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