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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 Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 14:34:00 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 Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 14:34:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 47' South, Longitude: 35° 12' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 441.77 meters/second, 1590.4 km/hour, 988.2 miles/hour or 858.7 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.47 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 minorth16.47 mi
1 hour14° 59' 53.8"987.95 miwest0° 00' 40.8"0.78 minorth987.98 mi
24 hours0° 02' 24.1"2.64 mieast0° 16' 27.8"18.87 minorth19.05 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 14:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 02' North, Longitude: 170° 28' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.38 meters/second, 1614.2 km/hour, 1003.0 miles/hour or 871.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.0"16.72 miwest0° 00' 11.1"0.21 misouth16.72 mi
1 hour14° 32' 06.2"1002.91 miwest0° 11' 15.1"12.89 misouth1003.10 mi
24 hours348° 47' 29.1"773.39 miwest4° 35' 08.4"315.08 misouth836.36 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Vitória *Tue 12:34 PM610 km379 miles329 nmWest-southwest WSW
SalvadorTue 11:34 AM638 km397 miles345 nmNorthwest NW
Rio de Janeiro *Tue 12:34 PM1012 km629 miles546 nmSouthwest SW
RecifeTue 11:34 AM1071 km666 miles578 nmNorth N
São Paulo *Tue 12:34 PM1352 km840 miles730 nmWest-southwest WSW
Brasilia *Tue 12:34 PM1369 km851 miles739 nmWest W
FortalezaTue 11:34 AM1595 km991 miles861 nmNorth-northwest NNW
BelémTue 11:34 AM2317 km1440 miles1251 nmNorthwest NW
Asuncion *Tue 11:34 AM2464 km1531 miles1330 nmWest-southwest WSW
Montevideo *Tue 12:34 PM2813 km1748 miles1519 nmSouthwest SW
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