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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 Monday, March 4, 2013 at 02:24:00 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 Monday, March 4, 2013 at 02:24:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 25' South, Longitude: 146° 56' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 461.01 meters/second, 1659.6 km/hour, 1031.3 miles/hour or 896.1 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.19 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 minorth17.19 mi
1 hour15° 00' 08.1"1031.22 miwest0° 00' 57.6"1.10 minorth1031.23 mi
24 hours0° 03' 19.1"3.80 miwest0° 23' 08.4"26.50 minorth26.78 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, March 4, 2013 at 02:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 33' South, Longitude: 43° 14' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.36 meters/second, 1513.3 km/hour, 940.3 miles/hour or 817.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.2"15.67 miwest0° 00' 03.7"0.07 misouth15.67 mi
1 hour14° 25' 14.9"940.02 miwest0° 03' 40.8"4.22 misouth939.85 mi
24 hours14° 01' 20.6"914.06 mieast0° 52' 20.7"60.01 misouth913.53 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LaeMon 12:24 PM35 km22 miles19 nmSouth S
Mount HagenMon 12:24 PM306 km190 miles165 nmWest-northwest WNW
Port MoresbyMon 12:24 PM336 km209 miles182 nmSouth S
JayapuraMon 11:24 AM814 km506 miles440 nmWest-northwest WNW
BukaMon 12:24 PM863 km536 miles466 nmEast E
ArawaMon 12:24 PM955 km593 miles515 nmEast E
CairnsMon 12:24 PM1169 km726 miles631 nmSouth S
HoniaraMon 1:24 PM1473 km915 miles795 nmEast-southeast ESE
ManokwariMon 11:24 AM1556 km967 miles840 nmWest-northwest WNW
DarwinMon 11:54 AM1889 km1174 miles1020 nmWest-southwest WSW
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