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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 18:40:00 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 18:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 36' South, Longitude: 96° 34' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 444.59 meters/second, 1600.5 km/hour, 994.5 miles/hour or 864.2 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.58 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 minorth16.58 mi
1 hour14° 59' 55.8"994.29 miwest0° 00' 44.0"0.84 minorth994.32 mi
24 hours0° 01' 34.2"1.73 mieast0° 17' 43.2"20.31 minorth20.38 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 18:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 16' South, Longitude: 157° 53' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 433.72 meters/second, 1561.4 km/hour, 970.2 miles/hour or 843.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.1"16.17 miwest0° 00' 09.0"0.17 misouth16.17 mi
1 hour14° 28' 05.5"969.94 miwest0° 08' 58.5"10.28 misouth969.68 mi
24 hours13° 05' 04.9"877.22 mieast3° 11' 47.3"219.79 misouth897.85 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Easter Island *Sat 1:40 PM1756 km1091 miles948 nmSouthwest SW
Galapagos IslandsSat 12:40 PM1897 km1179 miles1024 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LimaSat 1:40 PM2164 km1345 miles1168 nmEast E
GuayaquilSat 1:40 PM2421 km1504 miles1307 nmNortheast NE
QuitoSat 1:40 PM2684 km1668 miles1449 nmNortheast NE
La PazSat 2:40 PM3032 km1884 miles1637 nmEast E
Santiago *Sat 3:40 PM3195 km1985 miles1725 nmSoutheast SE
Rio BrancoSat 2:40 PM3196 km1986 miles1725 nmEast E
San JoseSat 12:40 PM3240 km2013 miles1750 nmNorth-northeast NNE
SucreSat 2:40 PM3325 km2066 miles1795 nmEast E
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