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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 10, 2013 at 01:20:00 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 Sunday, February 10, 2013 at 01:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 21' South, Longitude: 163° 33' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.46 meters/second, 1618.0 km/hour, 1005.4 miles/hour or 873.7 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.76 miwest0° 00' 00.8"0.02 minorth16.76 mi
1 hour14° 59' 59.3"1005.23 miwest0° 00' 48.7"0.93 minorth1005.26 mi
24 hours0° 00' 08.5"0.16 mieast0° 19' 37.5"22.49 minorth22.49 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, February 10, 2013 at 01:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 38' South, Longitude: 158° 43' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.65 meters/second, 1582.7 km/hour, 983.5 miles/hour or 854.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.7"16.39 miwest0° 00' 10.8"0.21 minorth16.39 mi
1 hour14° 27' 51.6"983.34 miwest0° 10' 58.5"12.57 minorth983.71 mi
24 hours12° 33' 48.3"854.13 mieast4° 35' 16.1"315.28 minorth915.60 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LuganvilleSun 12:20 PM410 km255 miles222 nmEast-southeast ESE
Port VilaSun 12:20 PM632 km393 miles341 nmSoutheast SE
HoniaraSun 12:20 PM670 km417 miles362 nmNorthwest NW
NoumeaSun 12:20 PM928 km577 miles501 nmSouth-southeast SSE
GizoSun 12:20 PM1007 km626 miles544 nmNorthwest NW
YarenSun 1:20 PM1572 km977 miles849 nmNorth-northeast NNE
SuvaSun 1:20 PM1643 km1021 miles887 nmEast-southeast ESE
BrisbaneSun 11:20 AM1818 km1129 miles981 nmSouthwest SW
FunafutiSun 1:20 PM1826 km1134 miles986 nmEast-northeast ENE
Port MoresbySun 11:20 AM1863 km1158 miles1006 nmWest-northwest WNW
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