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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 20, 2013 at 13:02:00 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 20, 2013 at 13:02:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 44' South, Longitude: 12° 04' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 455.79 meters/second, 1640.9 km/hour, 1019.6 miles/hour or 886.0 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"16.99 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth16.99 mi
1 hour15° 00' 04.1"1019.48 miwest0° 00' 54.0"1.03 minorth1019.51 mi
24 hours0° 01' 45.5"1.99 miwest0° 21' 42.0"24.86 minorth24.94 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 13:02:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 09' North, Longitude: 105° 04' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.52 meters/second, 1517.5 km/hour, 942.9 miles/hour or 819.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.7"15.72 miwest0° 00' 02.1"0.04 misouth15.72 mi
1 hour14° 30' 50.6"942.60 miwest0° 02' 16.9"2.62 misouth942.72 mi
24 hours11° 38' 26.3"756.08 mieast1° 20' 34.9"92.38 misouth764.84 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownWed 1:02 PM896 km557 miles484 nmSoutheast SE
MonroviaWed 1:02 PM1891 km1175 miles1021 nmNorth N
AbidjanWed 1:02 PM1988 km1235 miles1073 nmNorth-northeast NNE
YamoussoukroWed 1:02 PM2083 km1294 miles1125 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FreetownWed 1:02 PM2130 km1324 miles1150 nmNorth N
AccraWed 1:02 PM2230 km1386 miles1204 nmNortheast NE
ConakryWed 1:02 PM2247 km1396 miles1213 nmNorth N
LomeWed 1:02 PM2377 km1477 miles1284 nmNortheast NE
São ToméWed 1:02 PM2415 km1501 miles1304 nmEast-northeast ENE
Porto NovoWed 2:02 PM2506 km1557 miles1353 nmNortheast NE
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