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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 Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 18:44:00 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 Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 18:44:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 46' South, Longitude: 97° 28' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 452.45 meters/second, 1628.8 km/hour, 1012.1 miles/hour or 879.5 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.87 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth16.87 mi
1 hour15° 00' 01.7"1011.96 miwest0° 00' 51.4"0.98 minorth1011.99 mi
24 hours0° 00' 44.9"0.84 miwest0° 20' 39.4"23.67 minorth23.68 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 18:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 49' North, Longitude: 46° 32' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 441.44 meters/second, 1589.2 km/hour, 987.5 miles/hour or 858.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.8"16.46 miwest0° 00' 09.5"0.18 minorth16.46 mi
1 hour14° 31' 52.4"987.31 miwest0° 09' 31.3"10.91 minorth987.11 mi
24 hours11° 15' 26.4"764.90 mieast3° 30' 23.3"241.04 minorth797.26 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Galapagos IslandsThu 12:44 PM1573 km977 miles849 nmNortheast NE
Easter Island *Thu 1:44 PM2011 km1250 miles1086 nmSouthwest SW
LimaThu 1:44 PM2222 km1380 miles1200 nmEast E
GuayaquilThu 1:44 PM2260 km1404 miles1220 nmEast-northeast ENE
QuitoThu 1:44 PM2510 km1560 miles1355 nmEast-northeast ENE
San JoseThu 12:44 PM2914 km1810 miles1573 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ManaguaThu 12:44 PM3020 km1877 miles1631 nmNorth-northeast NNE
San SalvadorThu 12:44 PM3066 km1905 miles1655 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PanamaThu 1:44 PM3119 km1938 miles1684 nmNortheast NE
GuatemalaThu 12:44 PM3123 km1941 miles1686 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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