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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 Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 00:24:00 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 Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 00:24:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 39' South, Longitude: 176° 03' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.20 meters/second, 1552.3 km/hour, 964.6 miles/hour or 838.2 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.08 miwest0° 00' 00.4"0.01 minorth16.08 mi
1 hour14° 59' 45.5"964.20 miwest0° 00' 24.4"0.47 minorth964.22 mi
24 hours0° 05' 43.8"6.14 mieast0° 09' 59.6"11.46 minorth13.00 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 00:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 50' South, Longitude: 178° 05' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.60 meters/second, 1535.8 km/hour, 954.3 miles/hour or 829.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.5"15.90 miwest0° 00' 08.0"0.15 minorth15.90 mi
1 hour14° 24' 36.0"954.06 miwest0° 08' 06.0"9.28 minorth954.44 mi
24 hours346° 13' 10.1"912.39 miwest3° 41' 18.5"253.60 minorth954.89 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Nadi *Sat 1:24 PM449 km279 miles242 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Suva *Sat 1:24 PM461 km286 miles249 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Lautoka *Sat 1:24 PM471 km292 miles254 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Levuka *Sat 1:24 PM527 km327 miles284 nmNortheast NE
Labasa *Sat 1:24 PM674 km419 miles364 nmNorth-northeast NNE
NukualofaSat 1:24 PM908 km564 miles490 nmEast E
Port VilaSat 11:24 AM920 km571 miles497 nmWest-northwest WNW
NoumeaSat 11:24 AM995 km618 miles537 nmWest W
PangaiSat 1:24 PM1019 km633 miles550 nmEast E
FunafutiSat 12:24 PM1492 km927 miles805 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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