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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, February 1, 2013 at 01:08:00 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, February 1, 2013 at 01:08:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 06' South, Longitude: 166° 23' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.42 meters/second, 1596.3 km/hour, 991.9 miles/hour or 861.9 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.53 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 minorth16.53 mi
1 hour14° 59' 55.0"991.65 miwest0° 00' 42.6"0.82 minorth991.68 mi
24 hours0° 01' 54.8"2.11 mieast0° 17' 12.8"19.73 minorth19.84 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, February 1, 2013 at 01:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 10' South, Longitude: 39° 43' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.23 meters/second, 1602.8 km/hour, 996.0 miles/hour or 865.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"16.60 miwest0° 00' 11.1"0.21 misouth16.60 mi
1 hour14° 30' 34.5"995.81 miwest0° 11' 10.2"12.79 misouth995.68 mi
24 hours12° 00' 42.6"824.40 mieast4° 17' 28.0"294.91 misouth871.18 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LuganvilleFri 12:08 PM194 km121 miles105 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Port VilaFri 12:08 PM217 km135 miles117 nmEast-southeast ESE
NoumeaFri 12:08 PM572 km356 miles309 nmSouth S
HoniaraFri 12:08 PM1098 km682 miles593 nmNorthwest NW
SuvaFri 1:08 PM1282 km797 miles692 nmEast E
FunafutiFri 1:08 PM1684 km1047 miles909 nmEast-northeast ENE
BrisbaneFri 11:08 AM1791 km1113 miles967 nmSouthwest SW
YarenFri 1:08 PM1833 km1139 miles990 nmNorth N
NukualofaFri 2:08 PM1987 km1235 miles1073 nmEast-southeast ESE
TarawaFri 1:08 PM2173 km1350 miles1173 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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