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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 Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 15:56:00 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 Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 15:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 29' South, Longitude: 55° 48' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 458.84 meters/second, 1651.8 km/hour, 1026.4 miles/hour or 891.9 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.11 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth17.11 mi
1 hour15° 00' 06.5"1026.33 miwest0° 00' 56.3"1.07 minorth1026.35 mi
24 hours0° 02' 40.1"3.05 miwest0° 22' 34.2"25.85 minorth26.03 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 15:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 37' North, Longitude: 131° 44' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.03 meters/second, 1616.5 km/hour, 1004.4 miles/hour or 872.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.1"16.74 miwest0° 00' 11.6"0.22 misouth16.74 mi
1 hour14° 31' 13.8"1004.34 miwest0° 11' 40.6"13.37 misouth1004.44 mi
24 hours11° 37' 39.6"804.25 mieast4° 40' 59.4"321.78 misouth865.73 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
São Félix do XinguTue 12:56 PM468 km291 miles252 nmEast-northeast ENE
SantarémTue 12:56 PM682 km424 miles368 nmNorth N
ManausTue 11:56 AM756 km470 miles408 nmNorthwest NW
BelémTue 12:56 PM1123 km698 miles607 nmNortheast NE
BrasiliaTue 12:56 PM1180 km734 miles637 nmSoutheast SE
Rio BrancoTue 11:56 AM1331 km827 miles719 nmWest W
CayenneTue 12:56 PM1533 km953 miles828 nmNorth-northeast NNE
SucreTue 11:56 AM1551 km964 miles838 nmSouthwest SW
ParamariboTue 12:56 PM1584 km984 miles855 nmNorth N
La PazTue 11:56 AM1607 km998 miles868 nmSouthwest SW
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