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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 07:34:00 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 07:34:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 26' South, Longitude: 68° 48' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.51 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' 10.3"1036.83 miwest0° 00' 59.1"1.13 minorth1036.84 mi
24 hours0° 04' 10.2"4.81 miwest0° 23' 41.7"27.13 minorth27.56 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 07:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 14' North, Longitude: 95° 46' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 440.64 meters/second, 1586.3 km/hour, 985.7 miles/hour or 856.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.5"16.43 miwest0° 00' 09.2"0.18 minorth16.43 mi
1 hour14° 31' 30.9"985.52 miwest0° 09' 18.0"10.66 minorth985.31 mi
24 hours11° 24' 58.9"774.62 mieast3° 24' 34.8"234.39 minorth804.48 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Addu CityThu 12:34 PM519 km323 miles280 nmEast-northeast ENE
Diego GarciaThu 1:34 PM674 km419 miles364 nmSoutheast SE
MaleThu 12:34 PM898 km558 miles485 nmNortheast NE
VictoriaThu 11:34 AM1503 km934 miles812 nmWest W
ThiruvananthapuramThu 1:04 PM1509 km938 miles815 nmNortheast NE
ColomboThu 1:04 PM1606 km998 miles867 nmNortheast NE
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteThu 1:04 PM1608 km999 miles868 nmNortheast NE
MaduraiThu 1:04 PM1712 km1064 miles924 nmNortheast NE
BengaluruThu 1:04 PM1959 km1217 miles1058 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ChennaiThu 1:04 PM2133 km1325 miles1152 nmNortheast NE
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