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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 21:34:00 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 21:34:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 12' South, Longitude: 141° 14' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.58 meters/second, 1668.9 km/hour, 1037.0 miles/hour or 901.1 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"1037.00 miwest0° 00' 59.1"1.13 minorth1037.01 mi
24 hours0° 04' 12.3"4.85 miwest0° 23' 42.2"27.15 minorth27.58 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 21:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 18' North, Longitude: 107° 35' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.17 meters/second, 1573.8 km/hour, 977.9 miles/hour or 849.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.5"16.30 miwest0° 00' 08.4"0.16 minorth16.30 mi
1 hour14° 31' 26.8"977.74 miwest0° 08' 21.6"9.58 minorth977.51 mi
24 hours11° 27' 21.8"771.25 mieast2° 59' 56.8"206.20 minorth793.39 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TaiohaeThu 12:04 PM776 km482 miles419 nmSouth-southeast SSE
KiritimatiFri 11:34 AM1847 km1148 miles997 nmWest-northwest WNW
PapeeteThu 11:34 AM1925 km1196 miles1040 nmSouth-southwest SSW
AdamstownThu 1:34 PM2799 km1739 miles1511 nmSouth-southeast SSE
RarotongaThu 11:34 AM2911 km1809 miles1572 nmSouthwest SW
HonoluluThu 11:34 AM3169 km1969 miles1711 nmNorthwest NW
FakaofoFri 10:34 AM3413 km2121 miles1843 nmWest-southwest WSW
Apia *Fri 11:34 AM3597 km2235 miles1942 nmWest-southwest WSW
AlofiThu 10:34 AM3638 km2261 miles1965 nmWest-southwest WSW
Baker IslandThu 9:34 AM3931 km2443 miles2123 nmWest W
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