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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 10, 2013 at 07:20:00 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 10, 2013 at 07:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 00' South, Longitude: 72° 34' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.79 meters/second, 1666.0 km/hour, 1035.2 miles/hour or 899.6 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.25 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 minorth17.25 mi
1 hour15° 00' 09.5"1035.21 miwest0° 00' 58.7"1.12 minorth1035.22 mi
24 hours0° 03' 53.4"4.47 miwest0° 23' 33.5"26.98 minorth27.35 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 07:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 37' South, Longitude: 52° 45' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.27 meters/second, 1603.0 km/hour, 996.0 miles/hour or 865.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.7"16.60 miwest0° 00' 11.3"0.22 minorth16.60 mi
1 hour14° 29' 41.2"995.94 miwest0° 11' 27.7"13.13 minorth996.22 mi
24 hours11° 56' 15.2"820.24 mieast4° 40' 13.9"320.92 minorth883.54 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Diego GarciaSun 1:20 PM368 km229 miles199 nmSouth S
Addu CitySun 12:20 PM373 km232 miles201 nmNorth N
MaleSun 12:20 PM911 km566 miles492 nmNorth N
ColomboSun 12:50 PM1455 km904 miles785 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteSun 12:50 PM1455 km904 miles786 nmNortheast NE
ThiruvananthapuramSun 12:50 PM1466 km911 miles792 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MaduraiSun 12:50 PM1658 km1030 miles895 nmNorth-northeast NNE
VictoriaSun 11:20 AM1901 km1181 miles1027 nmWest W
BengaluruSun 12:50 PM1957 km1216 miles1057 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ChennaiSun 12:50 PM2073 km1288 miles1119 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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