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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 Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 01:36:00 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 Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 01:36:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 19' South, Longitude: 159° 31' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 453.23 meters/second, 1631.6 km/hour, 1013.8 miles/hour or 881.0 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.90 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth16.90 mi
1 hour15° 00' 02.1"1013.72 miwest0° 00' 52.0"0.99 minorth1013.74 mi
24 hours0° 00' 59.0"1.11 miwest0° 20' 54.7"23.96 minorth23.98 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 01:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 12' North, Longitude: 135° 03' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 433.67 meters/second, 1561.2 km/hour, 970.1 miles/hour or 843.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.6"16.17 miwest0° 00' 07.4"0.14 minorth16.17 mi
1 hour14° 31' 44.4"969.88 miwest0° 07' 22.8"8.46 minorth969.63 mi
24 hours11° 21' 11.3"757.93 mieast2° 35' 15.9"177.94 minorth773.76 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HoniaraSat 12:36 PM323 km201 miles175 nmNorth N
GizoSat 12:36 PM551 km343 miles298 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ArawaSat 11:36 AM802 km498 miles433 nmNorth-northwest NNW
LuganvilleSat 12:36 PM899 km559 miles485 nmEast-southeast ESE
BukaSat 11:36 AM930 km578 miles502 nmNorthwest NW
Port VilaSat 12:36 PM1119 km695 miles604 nmEast-southeast ESE
NoumeaSat 12:36 PM1323 km822 miles715 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Port MoresbySat 11:36 AM1385 km861 miles748 nmWest-northwest WNW
YarenSat 1:36 PM1538 km956 miles831 nmNorth-northeast NNE
CairnsSat 11:36 AM1565 km973 miles845 nmWest-southwest WSW
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