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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 Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 02:08:00 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 Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 02:08:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 48' South, Longitude: 151° 25' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 444.12 meters/second, 1598.8 km/hour, 993.5 miles/hour or 863.3 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.56 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 minorth16.56 mi
1 hour14° 59' 55.4"993.24 miwest0° 00' 43.4"0.83 minorth993.27 mi
24 hours0° 01' 42.4"1.88 mieast0° 17' 31.3"20.08 minorth20.17 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 02:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 38' South, Longitude: 37° 15' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 438.87 meters/second, 1579.9 km/hour, 981.7 miles/hour or 853.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.1"16.36 miwest0° 00' 10.0"0.19 misouth16.36 mi
1 hour14° 29' 11.2"981.51 miwest0° 10' 04.9"11.55 misouth981.28 mi
24 hours12° 37' 41.0"855.62 mieast3° 43' 37.8"256.23 misouth887.09 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
CairnsSat 12:08 PM602 km374 miles325 nmWest W
Port MoresbySat 12:08 PM933 km580 miles504 nmNorth-northwest NNW
BrisbaneSat 12:08 PM1193 km741 miles644 nmSouth S
HoniaraSat 1:08 PM1233 km766 miles666 nmNortheast NE
Port VilaSat 1:08 PM1799 km1118 miles971 nmEast E
Sydney *Sat 1:08 PM1891 km1175 miles1021 nmSouth S
JayapuraSat 11:08 AM1965 km1221 miles1061 nmNorthwest NW
Alice SpringsSat 11:38 AM1985 km1233 miles1072 nmWest-southwest WSW
Canberra *Sat 1:08 PM2060 km1280 miles1113 nmSouth S
DarwinSat 11:38 AM2267 km1409 miles1224 nmWest W
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