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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 Sunday, March 3, 2013 at 14:34:00 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 Sunday, March 3, 2013 at 14:34:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 37' South, Longitude: 35° 32' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 460.84 meters/second, 1659.0 km/hour, 1030.9 miles/hour or 895.8 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.18 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 minorth17.18 mi
1 hour15° 00' 08.0"1030.82 miwest0° 00' 57.5"1.10 minorth1030.84 mi
24 hours0° 03' 15.9"3.74 miwest0° 23' 05.8"26.45 minorth26.72 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, March 3, 2013 at 14:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 41' South, Longitude: 146° 04' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.84 meters/second, 1522.2 km/hour, 945.9 miles/hour or 821.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.7"15.76 miwest0° 00' 05.1"0.10 misouth15.76 mi
1 hour14° 25' 43.2"945.56 miwest0° 05' 08.1"5.89 misouth945.34 mi
24 hours13° 53' 11.3"910.05 mieast1° 29' 01.9"102.07 misouth911.69 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Campina GrandeSun 11:34 AM78 km49 miles42 nmSouth-southwest SSW
João PessoaSun 11:34 AM90 km56 miles49 nmSoutheast SE
NatalSun 11:34 AM98 km61 miles53 nmNorth-northeast NNE
RecifeSun 11:34 AM180 km112 miles97 nmSouth-southeast SSE
CaruaruSun 11:34 AM186 km116 miles101 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MaceióSun 11:34 AM339 km211 miles183 nmSouth S
Fernando de NoronhaSun 12:34 PM457 km284 miles247 nmNortheast NE
FortalezaSun 11:34 AM463 km288 miles250 nmNorthwest NW
SalvadorSun 11:34 AM774 km481 miles418 nmSouth-southwest SSW
BelémSun 11:34 AM1547 km961 miles835 nmWest-northwest WNW
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