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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 Sunday, January 13, 2013 at 07:20:00 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 Sunday, January 13, 2013 at 07:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 26' South, Longitude: 72° 11' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.85 meters/second, 1554.6 km/hour, 966.0 miles/hour or 839.4 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.10 miwest0° 00' 00.4"0.01 minorth16.10 mi
1 hour14° 59' 45.9"965.64 miwest0° 00' 25.8"0.49 minorth965.66 mi
24 hours0° 05' 31.4"5.93 mieast0° 10' 31.5"12.07 minorth13.45 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, January 13, 2013 at 07:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 57' South, Longitude: 91° 42' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.33 meters/second, 1574.4 km/hour, 978.3 miles/hour or 850.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.2"16.30 miwest0° 00' 10.6"0.20 minorth16.30 mi
1 hour14° 27' 12.1"978.14 miwest0° 10' 44.3"12.30 minorth978.54 mi
24 hours12° 44' 27.4"862.28 mieast4° 31' 04.7"310.51 minorth922.37 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Port Mathurin (Rodrigues)Sun 11:20 AM934 km580 miles504 nmWest W
Port LouisSun 11:20 AM1535 km954 miles829 nmWest W
Diego GarciaSun 1:20 PM1560 km969 miles842 nmNorth N
Saint-DenisSun 11:20 AM1738 km1080 miles938 nmWest W
Amsterdam IslandSun 12:20 PM1887 km1173 miles1019 nmSouth-southeast SSE
AntananarivoSun 10:20 AM2590 km1610 miles1399 nmWest W
VictoriaSun 11:20 AM2593 km1611 miles1400 nmNorthwest NW
MaleSun 12:20 PM2836 km1762 miles1531 nmNorth N
Port-aux-FrancaisSun 12:20 PM3103 km1928 miles1675 nmSouth S
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteSun 12:50 PM3244 km2016 miles1752 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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