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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 12, 2013 at 03:14:00 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 12, 2013 at 03:14:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 17' South, Longitude: 133° 57' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.16 meters/second, 1667.4 km/hour, 1036.1 miles/hour or 900.3 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' 10.0"1036.05 miwest0° 00' 59.0"1.13 minorth1036.06 mi
24 hours0° 04' 01.5"4.63 miwest0° 23' 38.0"27.07 minorth27.46 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 03:14:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 56' North, Longitude: 135° 51' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.73 meters/second, 1615.4 km/hour, 1003.8 miles/hour or 872.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.1"16.73 miwest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 minorth16.73 mi
1 hour14° 31' 07.6"1003.70 miwest0° 11' 34.8"13.26 minorth1003.73 mi
24 hours11° 28' 31.9"793.32 mieast4° 30' 08.1"309.36 minorth849.76 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
ManokwariTue 12:14 PM268 km167 miles145 nmNorth N
AmbonTue 12:14 PM643 km399 miles347 nmWest W
JayapuraTue 12:14 PM756 km469 miles408 nmEast E
SofifiTue 12:14 PM839 km521 miles453 nmWest-northwest WNW
TernateTue 12:14 PM859 km534 miles464 nmWest-northwest WNW
BaucauTue 12:14 PM1008 km626 miles544 nmSouthwest SW
DarwinTue 12:44 PM1071 km666 miles578 nmSouth-southwest SSW
DiliTue 12:14 PM1095 km680 miles591 nmWest-southwest WSW
ManadoTue 11:14 AM1143 km710 miles617 nmWest-northwest WNW
MelekeokTue 12:14 PM1195 km743 miles645 nmNorth N
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