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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 Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 06:34:00 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 Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 06:34:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 27' South, Longitude: 83° 48' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.50 meters/second, 1668.6 km/hour, 1036.8 miles/hour or 901.0 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.28 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 minorth17.28 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.2"1036.82 miwest0° 00' 59.1"1.13 minorth1036.82 mi
24 hours0° 04' 10.2"4.80 miwest0° 23' 41.5"27.13 minorth27.55 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 06:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 04' North, Longitude: 110° 18' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 440.88 meters/second, 1587.2 km/hour, 986.2 miles/hour or 857.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.5"16.44 miwest0° 00' 09.3"0.18 minorth16.44 mi
1 hour14° 31' 31.2"986.05 miwest0° 09' 21.8"10.73 minorth985.85 mi
24 hours11° 24' 50.5"774.87 mieast3° 26' 14.6"236.29 minorth805.31 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteThu 12:04 PM1119 km695 miles604 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ColomboThu 12:04 PM1124 km698 miles607 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MaleThu 11:34 AM1359 km845 miles734 nmWest-northwest WNW
Diego GarciaThu 12:34 PM1374 km854 miles742 nmWest-southwest WSW
ThiruvananthapuramThu 12:04 PM1430 km888 miles772 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MaduraiThu 12:04 PM1505 km935 miles813 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ChennaiThu 12:04 PM1761 km1094 miles951 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MedanThu 1:34 PM1784 km1108 miles963 nmEast-northeast ENE
BengaluruThu 12:04 PM1839 km1143 miles993 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Kuala LumpurThu 2:34 PM2084 km1295 miles1126 nmEast-northeast ENE
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