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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 11, 2013 at 14:34:00 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 Monday, February 11, 2013 at 14:34:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 50' South, Longitude: 34° 56' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 450.46 meters/second, 1621.7 km/hour, 1007.6 miles/hour or 875.6 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.79 miwest0° 00' 00.8"0.02 minorth16.79 mi
1 hour15° 00' 00.1"1007.48 miwest0° 00' 49.7"0.95 minorth1007.51 mi
24 hours0° 00' 09.2"0.17 miwest0° 19' 58.8"22.89 minorth22.90 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, February 11, 2013 at 14:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 25' South, Longitude: 20° 32' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.63 meters/second, 1611.5 km/hour, 1001.3 miles/hour or 870.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.9"16.69 miwest0° 00' 12.0"0.23 minorth16.69 mi
1 hour14° 30' 02.5"1001.25 miwest0° 12' 01.8"13.78 minorth1001.45 mi
24 hours11° 46' 59.3"813.61 mieast4° 47' 19.6"329.03 minorth878.62 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SalvadorMon 11:34 AM396 km246 miles214 nmWest-northwest WNW
MaceióMon 11:34 AM469 km292 miles253 nmNorth N
RecifeMon 11:34 AM635 km394 miles343 nmNorth N
FortalezaMon 11:34 AM1185 km736 miles640 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Rio de Janeiro *Mon 12:34 PM1333 km829 miles720 nmSouthwest SW
Brasilia *Mon 12:34 PM1409 km876 miles761 nmWest W
São Paulo *Mon 12:34 PM1636 km1016 miles883 nmSouthwest SW
BelémMon 11:34 AM2025 km1258 miles1093 nmNorthwest NW
Asuncion *Mon 11:34 AM2691 km1672 miles1453 nmWest-southwest WSW
CayenneMon 11:34 AM2829 km1758 miles1527 nmNorthwest NW
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