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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 20:34:00 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 20:34:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 24' South, Longitude: 124° 58' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 453.10 meters/second, 1631.2 km/hour, 1013.6 miles/hour or 880.8 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.89 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth16.89 mi
1 hour15° 00' 02.0"1013.43 miwest0° 00' 51.9"0.99 minorth1013.46 mi
24 hours0° 00' 56.7"1.06 miwest0° 20' 52.2"23.91 minorth23.93 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, February 15, 2013 at 20:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 34' North, Longitude: 61° 55' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 434.97 meters/second, 1565.9 km/hour, 973.0 miles/hour or 845.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.7"16.22 miwest0° 00' 07.7"0.15 minorth16.22 mi
1 hour14° 31' 47.0"972.80 miwest0° 07' 45.5"8.89 minorth972.55 mi
24 hours11° 19' 52.0"758.69 mieast2° 44' 53.5"188.96 minorth777.01 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AdamstownFri 12:34 PM1503 km934 miles811 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Easter Island *Fri 3:34 PM2304 km1432 miles1244 nmSoutheast SE
PapeeteFri 10:34 AM2703 km1680 miles1460 nmWest-southwest WSW
RarotongaFri 10:34 AM3827 km2378 miles2066 nmWest-southwest WSW
KiritimatiSat 10:34 AM3910 km2429 miles2111 nmWest-northwest WNW
Galapagos IslandsFri 2:34 PM4106 km2551 miles2217 nmEast-northeast ENE
Mexico CityFri 2:34 PM4518 km2808 miles2440 nmNortheast NE
GuatemalaFri 2:34 PM4831 km3002 miles2609 nmNortheast NE
AlofiFri 9:34 AM4860 km3020 miles2624 nmWest-southwest WSW
San SalvadorFri 2:34 PM4890 km3039 miles2641 nmNortheast NE
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