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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, March 5, 2013 at 02:34:00 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 Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 02:34:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 02' South, Longitude: 144° 23' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 461.35 meters/second, 1660.9 km/hour, 1032.0 miles/hour or 896.8 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.20 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 minorth17.20 mi
1 hour15° 00' 08.3"1031.98 miwest0° 00' 58.0"1.11 minorth1032.00 mi
24 hours0° 03' 25.3"3.93 miwest0° 23' 13.5"26.60 minorth26.89 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 02:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 26' South, Longitude: 54° 52' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 417.79 meters/second, 1504.0 km/hour, 934.6 miles/hour or 812.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.6"15.58 miwest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 misouth15.58 mi
1 hour14° 24' 43.3"934.25 miwest0° 00' 29.3"0.56 misouth934.23 mi
24 hours14° 06' 10.7"914.23 mieast0° 25' 36.1"29.35 minorth915.96 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Mount HagenTue 12:34 PM26 km16 miles14 nmNorthwest NW
LaeTue 12:34 PM298 km185 miles161 nmEast-southeast ESE
Port MoresbyTue 12:34 PM489 km304 miles264 nmSoutheast SE
JayapuraTue 11:34 AM562 km349 miles303 nmNorthwest NW
CairnsTue 12:34 PM1214 km755 miles656 nmSouth S
ManokwariTue 11:34 AM1281 km796 miles692 nmWest-northwest WNW
DarwinTue 12:04 PM1648 km1024 miles890 nmWest-southwest WSW
HoniaraTue 1:34 PM1758 km1092 miles949 nmEast-southeast ESE
MelekeokTue 11:34 AM1848 km1148 miles998 nmNorthwest NW
DiliTue 11:34 AM2095 km1302 miles1131 nmWest W
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