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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 13:46:00 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 13:46:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 22' South, Longitude: 23° 02' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.13 meters/second, 1602.5 km/hour, 995.7 miles/hour or 865.3 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.60 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 minorth16.60 mi
1 hour14° 59' 56.1"995.50 miwest0° 00' 44.4"0.85 minorth995.53 mi
24 hours0° 01' 24.7"1.56 mieast0° 17' 56.8"20.57 minorth20.63 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, February 3, 2013 at 13:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 53' South, Longitude: 118° 16' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.59 meters/second, 1539.3 km/hour, 956.5 miles/hour or 831.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.8"15.94 miwest0° 00' 07.4"0.14 misouth15.94 mi
1 hour14° 26' 45.2"956.21 miwest0° 07' 18.1"8.37 misouth955.94 mi
24 hours13° 36' 30.6"900.81 mieast2° 25' 41.9"167.00 misouth910.19 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RecifeSun 10:46 AM1579 km981 miles853 nmNorthwest NW
SalvadorSun 10:46 AM1705 km1059 miles921 nmWest W
JamestownSun 1:46 PM1853 km1151 miles1000 nmEast E
FortalezaSun 10:46 AM2199 km1367 miles1188 nmNorthwest NW
Rio de Janeiro *Sun 11:46 AM2233 km1387 miles1206 nmWest-southwest WSW
São Paulo *Sun 11:46 AM2591 km1610 miles1399 nmWest-southwest WSW
Brasilia *Sun 11:46 AM2657 km1651 miles1435 nmWest W
MonroviaSun 1:46 PM2847 km1769 miles1537 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FreetownSun 1:46 PM2953 km1835 miles1595 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ConakrySun 1:46 PM3040 km1889 miles1642 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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