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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 Friday, March 15, 2013 at 07:24:00 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 Friday, March 15, 2013 at 07:24:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 02' South, Longitude: 71° 14' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.63 meters/second, 1669.1 km/hour, 1037.1 miles/hour or 901.2 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.29 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 minorth17.29 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.4"1037.11 miwest0° 00' 59.2"1.13 minorth1037.11 mi
24 hours0° 04' 13.8"4.88 miwest0° 23' 42.6"27.15 minorth27.59 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, March 15, 2013 at 07:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 37' North, Longitude: 109° 36' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 434.66 meters/second, 1564.8 km/hour, 972.3 miles/hour or 844.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.3"16.20 miwest0° 00' 07.7"0.15 minorth16.21 mi
1 hour14° 31' 22.6"972.10 miwest0° 07' 38.1"8.75 minorth971.85 mi
24 hours11° 29' 22.7"769.11 mieast2° 41' 19.5"184.88 minorth786.17 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Addu CityFri 12:24 PM259 km161 miles140 nmNortheast NE
Diego GarciaFri 1:24 PM600 km373 miles324 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MaleFri 12:24 PM732 km455 miles395 nmNorth-northeast NNE
KulhudhuffushiFri 12:24 PM979 km608 miles529 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ThiruvananthapuramFri 12:54 PM1327 km824 miles716 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ColomboFri 12:54 PM1378 km856 miles744 nmNortheast NE
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteFri 12:54 PM1380 km858 miles745 nmNortheast NE
MaduraiFri 12:54 PM1526 km948 miles824 nmNorth-northeast NNE
VictoriaFri 11:24 AM1777 km1104 miles959 nmWest W
BengaluruFri 12:54 PM1801 km1119 miles972 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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