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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 Friday, February 8, 2013 at 17:20:00 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 Friday, February 8, 2013 at 17:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 47' South, Longitude: 76° 27' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.58 meters/second, 1614.9 km/hour, 1003.4 miles/hour or 872.0 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.72 miwest0° 00' 00.8"0.02 minorth16.72 mi
1 hour14° 59' 58.7"1003.26 miwest0° 00' 48.0"0.92 minorth1003.29 mi
24 hours0° 00' 24.0"0.45 mieast0° 19' 18.2"22.12 minorth22.12 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, February 8, 2013 at 17:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 52' South, Longitude: 99° 01' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 429.27 meters/second, 1545.4 km/hour, 960.3 miles/hour or 834.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.7"16.00 miwest0° 00' 08.5"0.16 minorth16.00 mi
1 hour14° 25' 44.4"960.05 miwest0° 08' 29.9"9.74 minorth960.44 mi
24 hours13° 24' 13.8"891.87 mieast3° 48' 32.9"261.87 minorth936.93 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
IcaFri 12:20 PM108 km67 miles58 nmNortheast NE
LimaFri 12:20 PM307 km191 miles166 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Machu Picchu PuebloFri 12:20 PM461 km286 miles249 nmEast-northeast ENE
ArequipaFri 12:20 PM558 km347 miles301 nmEast-southeast ESE
La PazFri 1:20 PM912 km567 miles493 nmEast-southeast ESE
CobijaFri 1:20 PM932 km579 miles503 nmEast-northeast ENE
Rio BrancoFri 1:20 PM1078 km670 miles582 nmEast-northeast ENE
SucreFri 1:20 PM1281 km796 miles692 nmEast-southeast ESE
GuayaquilFri 12:20 PM1440 km895 miles777 nmNorth-northwest NNW
QuitoFri 12:20 PM1624 km1009 miles877 nmNorth N
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