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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 25, 2013 at 15:52:00 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 25, 2013 at 15:52:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 48' South, Longitude: 54° 54' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.15 meters/second, 1581.0 km/hour, 982.4 miles/hour or 853.6 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.37 miwest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 minorth16.37 mi
1 hour14° 59' 51.8"982.06 miwest0° 00' 37.4"0.72 minorth982.09 mi
24 hours0° 03' 11.7"3.49 mieast0° 15' 10.3"17.39 minorth17.74 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, January 25, 2013 at 15:52:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 04' North, Longitude: 106° 20' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.91 meters/second, 1536.9 km/hour, 955.0 miles/hour or 829.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.9"15.92 miwest0° 00' 05.5"0.11 misouth15.92 mi
1 hour14° 31' 00.9"954.71 miwest0° 05' 35.1"6.40 misouth954.99 mi
24 hours11° 31' 06.8"757.60 mieast2° 37' 14.5"180.21 misouth783.94 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Campo Grande *Fri 12:52 PM179 km111 miles97 nmSouth S
Barra do GarçasFri 12:52 PM427 km265 miles231 nmNortheast NE
Goiânia *Fri 1:52 PM637 km396 miles344 nmEast-northeast ENE
San Ignacio de VelascoFri 11:52 AM698 km434 miles377 nmWest-northwest WNW
Asuncion *Fri 12:52 PM771 km479 miles416 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Brasilia *Fri 1:52 PM817 km507 miles441 nmEast-northeast ENE
São Paulo *Fri 1:52 PM1006 km625 miles543 nmEast-southeast ESE
SucreFri 11:52 AM1092 km679 miles590 nmWest W
Rio de Janeiro *Fri 1:52 PM1302 km809 miles703 nmEast-southeast ESE
La PazFri 11:52 AM1427 km887 miles771 nmWest W
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