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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 16:20:00 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 16:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 32' South, Longitude: 62° 53' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.53 meters/second, 1553.5 km/hour, 965.3 miles/hour or 838.8 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.09 miwest0° 00' 00.4"0.01 minorth16.09 mi
1 hour14° 59' 45.7"964.93 miwest0° 00' 25.2"0.48 minorth964.96 mi
24 hours0° 05' 37.5"6.03 mieast0° 10' 16.2"11.78 minorth13.23 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 16:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 29' South, Longitude: 51° 40' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 432.17 meters/second, 1555.8 km/hour, 966.7 miles/hour or 840.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.9"16.11 miwest0° 00' 09.5"0.18 minorth16.11 mi
1 hour14° 25' 54.9"966.56 miwest0° 09' 39.0"11.06 minorth966.97 mi
24 hours13° 14' 21.8"886.72 mieast4° 11' 28.2"288.10 minorth939.52 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TarijaSat 12:20 PM192 km119 miles104 nmWest W
SucreSat 12:20 PM372 km231 miles201 nmNorthwest NW
Santa CruzSat 12:20 PM417 km259 miles225 nmNorth N
SaltaSat 1:20 PM443 km275 miles239 nmSouthwest SW
San Ignacio de VelascoSat 12:20 PM606 km376 miles327 nmNorth-northeast NNE
TucumánSat 1:20 PM632 km392 miles341 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Asuncion *Sat 1:20 PM677 km421 miles366 nmSoutheast SE
La PazSat 12:20 PM785 km488 miles424 nmNorthwest NW
CórdobaSat 1:20 PM1102 km685 miles595 nmSouth S
RosarioSat 1:20 PM1283 km798 miles693 nmSouth S
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