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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 11, 2013 at 19:40:00 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 11, 2013 at 19:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 25' South, Longitude: 112° 32' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.10 meters/second, 1667.2 km/hour, 1035.9 miles/hour or 900.2 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.27 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 minorth17.27 mi
1 hour15° 00' 09.9"1035.91 miwest0° 00' 59.0"1.13 minorth1035.92 mi
24 hours0° 04' 00.2"4.61 miwest0° 23' 37.3"27.05 minorth27.44 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, March 11, 2013 at 19:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 28' North, Longitude: 114° 19' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.88 meters/second, 1616.0 km/hour, 1004.1 miles/hour or 872.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.8"16.73 miwest0° 00' 11.6"0.22 minorth16.74 mi
1 hour14° 30' 57.4"1004.04 miwest0° 11' 42.6"13.41 minorth1004.12 mi
24 hours11° 31' 28.5"797.14 mieast4° 35' 14.1"315.19 minorth856.16 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Galapagos IslandsMon 1:40 PM2565 km1594 miles1385 nmEast E
AcapulcoMon 1:40 PM2634 km1637 miles1422 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Easter Island *Mon 2:40 PM2642 km1641 miles1426 nmSouth S
Mexico CityMon 1:40 PM2921 km1815 miles1577 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AdamstownMon 11:40 AM3047 km1893 miles1645 nmSouthwest SW
GuatemalaMon 1:40 PM3140 km1951 miles1695 nmNortheast NE
San SalvadorMon 1:40 PM3197 km1987 miles1726 nmNortheast NE
ManaguaMon 1:40 PM3378 km2099 miles1824 nmEast-northeast ENE
TegucigalpaMon 1:40 PM3397 km2111 miles1834 nmNortheast NE
BelmopanMon 1:40 PM3469 km2156 miles1873 nmNortheast NE
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