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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 Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 15:52:00 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 Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 15:52:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 20' South, Longitude: 54° 36' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 456.39 meters/second, 1643.0 km/hour, 1020.9 miles/hour or 887.2 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.02 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth17.02 mi
1 hour15° 00' 04.7"1020.83 miwest0° 00' 54.5"1.04 minorth1020.85 mi
24 hours0° 01' 56.2"2.20 miwest0° 21' 52.7"25.06 minorth25.16 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 15:52:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 35' North, Longitude: 75° 35' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.63 meters/second, 1532.3 km/hour, 952.1 miles/hour or 827.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.9"15.87 miwest0° 00' 04.6"0.09 misouth15.87 mi
1 hour14° 31' 00.3"951.83 miwest0° 04' 45.7"5.46 misouth952.07 mi
24 hours11° 33' 02.4"757.43 mieast2° 18' 21.6"158.58 misouth778.64 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SinopThu 11:52 AM195 km121 miles105 nmSouth-southwest SSW
São Félix do XinguThu 12:52 PM501 km311 miles270 nmNortheast NE
Barra do GarçasThu 12:52 PM665 km413 miles359 nmSouth-southeast SSE
BrasiliaThu 12:52 PM947 km588 miles511 nmSoutheast SE
San Ignacio de VelascoThu 11:52 AM959 km596 miles518 nmSouthwest SW
ManausThu 11:52 AM998 km620 miles539 nmNorthwest NW
BelémThu 12:52 PM1193 km742 miles644 nmNortheast NE
Rio BrancoThu 11:52 AM1448 km900 miles782 nmWest W
SucreThu 11:52 AM1497 km930 miles808 nmSouthwest SW
La PazThu 11:52 AM1615 km1004 miles872 nmWest-southwest WSW
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