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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 Monday, January 28, 2013 at 16:46:00 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 Monday, January 28, 2013 at 16:46:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 01' South, Longitude: 68° 15' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 441.16 meters/second, 1588.2 km/hour, 986.9 miles/hour or 857.6 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.45 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 minorth16.45 mi
1 hour14° 59' 53.2"986.58 miwest0° 00' 40.0"0.77 minorth986.61 mi
24 hours0° 02' 35.1"2.83 mieast0° 16' 10.5"18.54 minorth18.76 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, January 28, 2013 at 16:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 60' North, Longitude: 127° 20' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.14 meters/second, 1602.5 km/hour, 995.7 miles/hour or 865.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.0"16.59 miwest0° 00' 10.5"0.20 misouth16.60 mi
1 hour14° 32' 05.9"995.63 miwest0° 10' 30.4"12.03 misouth995.91 mi
24 hours11° 09' 06.2"763.90 mieast4° 22' 16.8"300.38 misouth823.94 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
OruroMon 12:46 PM116 km72 miles63 nmEast E
La PazMon 12:46 PM168 km105 miles91 nmNorth N
Arica *Mon 1:46 PM227 km141 miles122 nmWest-southwest WSW
CochabambaMon 12:46 PM232 km144 miles126 nmEast-northeast ENE
SucreMon 12:46 PM334 km208 miles180 nmEast-southeast ESE
ArequipaMon 11:46 AM392 km244 miles212 nmWest-northwest WNW
Santa CruzMon 12:46 PM537 km334 miles290 nmEast E
Machu Picchu PuebloMon 11:46 AM708 km440 miles382 nmNorthwest NW
CobijaMon 12:46 PM776 km482 miles419 nmNorth N
San Ignacio de VelascoMon 12:46 PM795 km494 miles429 nmEast-northeast ENE
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