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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 Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 12:44:00 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 Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 12:44:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 12' South, Longitude: 7° 27' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 451.68 meters/second, 1626.0 km/hour, 1010.4 miles/hour or 878.0 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.84 miwest0° 00' 00.8"0.02 minorth16.84 mi
1 hour15° 00' 01.1"1010.22 miwest0° 00' 50.7"0.97 minorth1010.25 mi
24 hours0° 00' 31.0"0.58 miwest0° 20' 24.0"23.37 minorth23.38 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 12:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 37' North, Longitude: 29° 21' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.07 meters/second, 1609.5 km/hour, 1000.1 miles/hour or 869.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.5"16.67 miwest0° 00' 11.0"0.21 minorth16.67 mi
1 hour14° 31' 35.0"999.97 miwest0° 11' 05.1"12.69 minorth999.89 mi
24 hours11° 18' 12.4"778.12 mieast4° 12' 57.7"289.73 minorth827.01 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownWed 12:44 PM355 km221 miles192 nmSouth-southeast SSE
AbidjanWed 12:44 PM2082 km1294 miles1124 nmNorth N
São ToméWed 12:44 PM2165 km1345 miles1169 nmNortheast NE
MonroviaWed 12:44 PM2189 km1360 miles1182 nmNorth N
AccraWed 12:44 PM2222 km1380 miles1200 nmNorth-northeast NNE
YamoussoukroWed 12:44 PM2226 km1383 miles1202 nmNorth N
LuandaWed 1:44 PM2310 km1435 miles1247 nmEast E
LomeWed 12:44 PM2342 km1455 miles1265 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LibrevilleWed 1:44 PM2395 km1488 miles1293 nmNortheast NE
Porto NovoWed 1:44 PM2445 km1519 miles1320 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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