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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 Monday, February 4, 2013 at 03:24:00 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 Monday, February 4, 2013 at 03:24:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 12' South, Longitude: 132° 29' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.51 meters/second, 1603.8 km/hour, 996.6 miles/hour or 866.0 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.61 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 minorth16.61 mi
1 hour14° 59' 56.5"996.36 miwest0° 00' 44.9"0.86 minorth996.39 mi
24 hours0° 01' 18.0"1.44 mieast0° 18' 06.3"20.75 minorth20.80 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, February 4, 2013 at 03:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 24' South, Longitude: 44° 53' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 423.59 meters/second, 1524.9 km/hour, 947.5 miles/hour or 823.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.9"15.79 miwest0° 00' 05.9"0.11 misouth15.79 mi
1 hour14° 25' 49.6"947.22 miwest0° 05' 51.4"6.71 misouth946.98 mi
24 hours13° 56' 36.9"915.28 mieast1° 47' 10.8"122.87 misouth918.64 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KatherineMon 12:54 PM193 km120 miles104 nmNorth N
Tennant CreekMon 12:54 PM423 km263 miles229 nmSouth-southeast SSE
DarwinMon 12:54 PM449 km279 miles242 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Alice SpringsMon 12:54 PM844 km524 miles455 nmSouth S
DiliMon 12:24 PM1129 km702 miles610 nmNorthwest NW
CairnsMon 1:24 PM1422 km883 miles768 nmEast E
ManokwariMon 12:24 PM1704 km1059 miles920 nmNorth N
EuclaMon 12:09 PM1753 km1089 miles946 nmSouth-southwest SSW
JayapuraMon 12:24 PM1759 km1093 miles950 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Port MoresbyMon 1:24 PM1762 km1095 miles951 nmEast-northeast ENE
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