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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 16:02:00 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 16:02:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 42' South, Longitude: 57° 05' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 455.86 meters/second, 1641.1 km/hour, 1019.7 miles/hour or 886.1 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.00 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth17.00 mi
1 hour15° 00' 04.1"1019.63 miwest0° 00' 54.0"1.03 minorth1019.66 mi
24 hours0° 01' 46.8"2.02 miwest0° 21' 43.2"24.88 minorth24.96 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 16:02:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 02' North, Longitude: 61° 32' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.84 meters/second, 1518.6 km/hour, 943.6 miles/hour or 820.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.8"15.73 miwest0° 00' 02.5"0.05 misouth15.73 mi
1 hour14° 30' 51.2"943.33 miwest0° 02' 33.9"2.94 misouth943.46 mi
24 hours11° 38' 00.3"756.18 mieast1° 27' 14.9"100.02 misouth766.13 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SinopWed 12:02 PM214 km133 miles116 nmSoutheast SE
San Ignacio de VelascoWed 12:02 PM756 km470 miles408 nmSouth-southwest SSW
ManausWed 12:02 PM899 km559 miles486 nmNorth-northwest NNW
RiberaltaWed 12:02 PM982 km610 miles531 nmWest W
BrasiliaWed 1:02 PM1145 km711 miles618 nmEast-southeast ESE
Rio BrancoWed 12:02 PM1179 km732 miles637 nmWest W
SucreWed 12:02 PM1275 km792 miles688 nmSouthwest SW
La PazWed 12:02 PM1357 km843 miles733 nmWest-southwest WSW
BelémWed 1:02 PM1396 km867 miles754 nmNortheast NE
Asuncion *Wed 1:02 PM1616 km1004 miles872 nmSouth S
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