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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 18:34:00 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 18:34:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 07' South, Longitude: 94° 57' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 451.83 meters/second, 1626.6 km/hour, 1010.7 miles/hour or 878.3 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.85 miwest0° 00' 00.8"0.02 minorth16.85 mi
1 hour15° 00' 01.2"1010.56 miwest0° 00' 50.9"0.97 minorth1010.59 mi
24 hours0° 00' 33.7"0.63 miwest0° 20' 27.1"23.43 minorth23.44 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 18:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 41' North, Longitude: 55° 24' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.23 meters/second, 1606.4 km/hour, 998.2 miles/hour or 867.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.6"16.64 miwest0° 00' 10.8"0.21 minorth16.64 mi
1 hour14° 31' 40.9"998.08 miwest0° 10' 49.7"12.40 minorth997.97 mi
24 hours11° 16' 49.0"774.97 mieast4° 05' 42.6"281.44 minorth820.82 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Galapagos IslandsWed 12:34 PM1474 km916 miles796 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LimaWed 1:34 PM1950 km1212 miles1053 nmEast E
GuayaquilWed 1:34 PM2049 km1273 miles1107 nmNortheast NE
Easter Island *Wed 1:34 PM2154 km1338 miles1163 nmSouthwest SW
QuitoWed 1:34 PM2307 km1433 miles1246 nmNortheast NE
San JoseWed 12:34 PM2817 km1751 miles1521 nmNorth-northeast NNE
La PazWed 2:34 PM2909 km1808 miles1571 nmEast E
ManaguaWed 12:34 PM2954 km1835 miles1595 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Rio BrancoWed 2:34 PM2978 km1851 miles1608 nmEast E
PanamaWed 1:34 PM2981 km1852 miles1609 nmNortheast NE
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