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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 Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 03:34:00 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 Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 03:34:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 53' South, Longitude: 129° 60' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.19 meters/second, 1606.3 km/hour, 998.1 miles/hour or 867.3 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.64 miwest0° 00' 00.8"0.01 minorth16.64 mi
1 hour14° 59' 57.0"997.89 miwest0° 00' 45.5"0.87 minorth997.92 mi
24 hours0° 01' 06.1"1.22 mieast0° 18' 22.8"21.07 minorth21.10 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 03:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 11' South, Longitude: 56° 26' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 418.33 meters/second, 1506.0 km/hour, 935.8 miles/hour or 813.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.5"15.60 miwest0° 00' 02.9"0.06 misouth15.60 mi
1 hour14° 24' 28.5"935.44 miwest0° 02' 50.7"3.26 misouth935.31 mi
24 hours14° 22' 02.1"932.81 mieast0° 30' 00.5"34.41 misouth931.93 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
DarwinTue 1:04 PM390 km242 miles211 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Tennant CreekTue 1:04 PM609 km378 miles329 nmSoutheast SE
SuaiTue 12:34 PM891 km554 miles481 nmNorthwest NW
SameTue 12:34 PM896 km557 miles484 nmNorth-northwest NNW
BaucauTue 12:34 PM908 km564 miles490 nmNorth-northwest NNW
KupangTue 11:34 AM941 km585 miles508 nmNorthwest NW
DiliTue 12:34 PM943 km586 miles509 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Alice SpringsTue 1:04 PM955 km593 miles515 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MakassarTue 11:34 AM1659 km1031 miles896 nmNorthwest NW
CairnsTue 1:34 PM1689 km1049 miles912 nmEast E
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