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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 20:34:00 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 20:34:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 45' South, Longitude: 124° 57' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 450.62 meters/second, 1622.2 km/hour, 1008.0 miles/hour or 875.9 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.80 miwest0° 00' 00.8"0.02 minorth16.80 mi
1 hour15° 00' 00.2"1007.84 miwest0° 00' 49.8"0.95 minorth1007.87 mi
24 hours0° 00' 12.0"0.23 miwest0° 20' 02.3"22.96 minorth22.96 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, February 11, 2013 at 20:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 12' South, Longitude: 107° 33' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.24 meters/second, 1613.6 km/hour, 1002.7 miles/hour or 871.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.2"16.71 miwest0° 00' 12.0"0.23 minorth16.71 mi
1 hour14° 30' 19.2"1002.60 miwest0° 12' 01.8"13.78 minorth1002.76 mi
24 hours11° 41' 21.2"807.96 mieast4° 45' 33.8"327.01 minorth871.96 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AdamstownMon 12:34 PM1364 km848 miles737 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Easter Island *Mon 3:34 PM2194 km1363 miles1185 nmSoutheast SE
PapeeteMon 10:34 AM2671 km1660 miles1442 nmWest-southwest WSW
RarotongaMon 10:34 AM3782 km2350 miles2042 nmWest-southwest WSW
KiritimatiTue 10:34 AM3970 km2467 miles2144 nmWest-northwest WNW
Galapagos IslandsMon 2:34 PM4144 km2575 miles2238 nmEast-northeast ENE
Mexico CityMon 2:34 PM4633 km2879 miles2502 nmNortheast NE
AlofiMon 9:34 AM4827 km3000 miles2606 nmWest-southwest WSW
GuatemalaMon 2:34 PM4920 km3057 miles2657 nmNortheast NE
San SalvadorMon 2:34 PM4975 km3091 miles2686 nmNortheast NE
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