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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 Friday, January 11, 2013 at 19:34:00 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 Friday, January 11, 2013 at 19:34:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 41' South, Longitude: 111° 28' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.11 meters/second, 1552.0 km/hour, 964.4 miles/hour or 838.0 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.07 miwest0° 00' 00.4"0.01 minorth16.07 mi
1 hour14° 59' 45.3"963.98 miwest0° 00' 24.2"0.46 minorth964.00 mi
24 hours0° 05' 45.6"6.17 mieast0° 09' 54.5"11.36 minorth12.93 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, January 11, 2013 at 19:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 28' South, Longitude: 112° 17' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.99 meters/second, 1530.0 km/hour, 950.7 miles/hour or 826.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.1"15.84 miwest0° 00' 07.5"0.14 minorth15.84 mi
1 hour14° 24' 13.9"950.44 miwest0° 07' 33.1"8.66 minorth950.81 mi
24 hours13° 56' 24.4"919.85 mieast3° 30' 14.7"240.94 minorth958.85 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Easter Island *Fri 2:34 PM636 km395 miles344 nmSouth-southeast SSE
AdamstownFri 11:34 AM1941 km1206 miles1048 nmWest-southwest WSW
Galapagos IslandsFri 1:34 PM3303 km2052 miles1783 nmNortheast NE
LimaFri 2:34 PM3810 km2367 miles2057 nmEast E
PapeeteFri 9:34 AM4014 km2494 miles2167 nmWest W
Santiago *Fri 4:34 PM4204 km2612 miles2270 nmEast-southeast ESE
QuitoFri 2:34 PM4293 km2667 miles2318 nmEast-northeast ENE
La PazFri 3:34 PM4581 km2847 miles2474 nmEast E
San JoseFri 1:34 PM4602 km2859 miles2485 nmNortheast NE
San SalvadorFri 1:34 PM4608 km2863 miles2488 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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