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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 Sunday, February 3, 2013 at 01:34:00 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 Sunday, February 3, 2013 at 01:34:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 31' South, Longitude: 159° 57' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 444.78 meters/second, 1601.2 km/hour, 995.0 miles/hour or 864.6 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.58 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 minorth16.58 mi
1 hour14° 59' 55.9"994.72 miwest0° 00' 44.1"0.84 minorth994.76 mi
24 hours0° 01' 30.6"1.67 mieast0° 17' 48.2"20.40 minorth20.47 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, February 3, 2013 at 01:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 16' South, Longitude: 58° 04' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.48 meters/second, 1553.3 km/hour, 965.2 miles/hour or 838.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.5"16.09 miwest0° 00' 08.5"0.16 misouth16.09 mi
1 hour14° 27' 36.7"964.94 miwest0° 08' 25.2"9.65 misouth964.66 mi
24 hours13° 16' 38.9"886.04 mieast2° 56' 15.8"202.01 misouth902.34 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LuganvilleSun 12:34 PM781 km485 miles422 nmEast E
HoniaraSun 12:34 PM784 km487 miles423 nmNorth N
Port VilaSun 12:34 PM901 km560 miles486 nmEast E
NoumeaSun 12:34 PM933 km580 miles504 nmSoutheast SE
GizoSun 12:34 PM990 km615 miles534 nmNorth-northwest NNW
BrisbaneSun 11:34 AM1407 km874 miles760 nmSouth-southwest SSW
CairnsSun 11:34 AM1512 km939 miles816 nmWest W
Port MoresbySun 11:34 AM1589 km987 miles858 nmWest-northwest WNW
YarenSun 1:34 PM1926 km1197 miles1040 nmNorth-northeast NNE
SuvaSun 1:34 PM1971 km1225 miles1064 nmEast E
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