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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 Friday, February 15, 2013 at 01:34:00 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 Friday, February 15, 2013 at 01:34:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 40' South, Longitude: 160° 02' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 452.63 meters/second, 1629.5 km/hour, 1012.5 miles/hour or 879.8 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' 01.8"1012.35 miwest0° 00' 51.5"0.98 minorth1012.38 mi
24 hours0° 00' 48.0"0.90 miwest0° 20' 42.9"23.73 minorth23.75 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, February 15, 2013 at 01:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 53' North, Longitude: 145° 50' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.81 meters/second, 1583.3 km/hour, 983.8 miles/hour or 854.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.8"16.40 miwest0° 00' 09.0"0.17 minorth16.40 mi
1 hour14° 31' 52.5"983.65 miwest0° 09' 05.3"10.41 minorth983.43 mi
24 hours11° 16' 07.9"762.85 mieast3° 19' 02.9"228.06 minorth791.35 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HoniaraFri 12:34 PM358 km223 miles193 nmNorth N
GizoFri 12:34 PM614 km382 miles332 nmNorthwest NW
LuganvilleFri 12:34 PM833 km517 miles450 nmEast-southeast ESE
ArawaFri 11:34 AM865 km538 miles467 nmNorthwest NW
BukaFri 11:34 AM994 km618 miles537 nmNorthwest NW
Port VilaFri 12:34 PM1051 km653 miles568 nmEast-southeast ESE
NoumeaFri 12:34 PM1261 km784 miles681 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Port MoresbyFri 11:34 AM1448 km900 miles782 nmWest-northwest WNW
YarenFri 1:34 PM1542 km958 miles833 nmNorth-northeast NNE
CairnsFri 11:34 AM1605 km997 miles867 nmWest-southwest WSW
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