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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 13:34:00 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 Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 13:34:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 11' South, Longitude: 19° 57' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 451.70 meters/second, 1626.1 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"1010.27 miwest0° 00' 50.8"0.97 minorth1010.30 mi
24 hours0° 00' 31.3"0.59 miwest0° 20' 24.5"23.38 minorth23.39 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 13:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 47' North, Longitude: 17° 14' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.96 meters/second, 1609.1 km/hour, 999.8 miles/hour or 868.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.5"16.66 miwest0° 00' 11.0"0.21 minorth16.66 mi
1 hour14° 31' 36.0"999.72 miwest0° 11' 03.0"12.65 minorth999.64 mi
24 hours11° 17' 58.8"777.65 mieast4° 11' 57.6"288.58 minorth826.12 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownWed 1:34 PM1563 km971 miles844 nmEast-southeast ESE
RecifeWed 10:34 AM1727 km1073 miles933 nmWest-northwest WNW
SalvadorWed 10:34 AM2010 km1249 miles1085 nmWest W
FortalezaWed 10:34 AM2299 km1429 miles1242 nmWest-northwest WNW
MonroviaWed 1:34 PM2382 km1480 miles1286 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FreetownWed 1:34 PM2509 km1559 miles1355 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ConakryWed 1:34 PM2602 km1617 miles1405 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Rio de Janeiro *Wed 11:34 AM2682 km1667 miles1448 nmWest-southwest WSW
AbidjanWed 1:34 PM2700 km1678 miles1458 nmNortheast NE
YamoussoukroWed 1:34 PM2743 km1704 miles1481 nmNortheast NE
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