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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 07:10:00 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 07:10:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 16' South, Longitude: 76° 03' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.61 meters/second, 1618.6 km/hour, 1005.8 miles/hour or 874.0 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.76 miwest0° 00' 00.8"0.02 minorth16.76 mi
1 hour14° 59' 59.4"1005.58 miwest0° 00' 48.8"0.93 minorth1005.61 mi
24 hours0° 00' 05.7"0.11 mieast0° 19' 40.8"22.55 minorth22.55 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, February 10, 2013 at 07:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 33' South, Longitude: 74° 19' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 441.31 meters/second, 1588.7 km/hour, 987.2 miles/hour or 857.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.1"16.45 miwest0° 00' 11.1"0.21 minorth16.45 mi
1 hour14° 28' 14.4"987.07 miwest0° 11' 16.0"12.90 minorth987.43 mi
24 hours12° 25' 17.3"847.31 mieast4° 40' 00.7"320.70 minorth910.50 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Diego GarciaSun 1:10 PM864 km537 miles467 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MaleSun 12:10 PM2059 km1279 miles1112 nmNorth N
Port LouisSun 11:10 AM2078 km1291 miles1122 nmWest-southwest WSW
Saint-DenisSun 11:10 AM2304 km1432 miles1244 nmWest-southwest WSW
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteSun 12:40 PM2378 km1478 miles1284 nmNorth N
ColomboSun 12:40 PM2380 km1479 miles1285 nmNorth N
VictoriaSun 11:10 AM2499 km1553 miles1349 nmWest-northwest WNW
ThiruvananthapuramSun 12:40 PM2520 km1566 miles1361 nmNorth N
Amsterdam IslandSun 12:10 PM2611 km1623 miles1410 nmSouth S
BengaluruSun 12:40 PM3017 km1875 miles1629 nmNorth N
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