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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 Monday, March 18, 2013 at 22:02:00 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 Monday, March 18, 2013 at 22:02:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 37' South, Longitude: 148° 31' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.90 meters/second, 1670.0 km/hour, 1037.7 miles/hour or 901.7 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.30 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 minorth17.30 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.9"1037.71 miwest0° 00' 59.2"1.13 minorth1037.72 mi
24 hours0° 04' 24.5"5.08 miwest0° 23' 43.1"27.16 minorth27.63 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, March 18, 2013 at 22:02:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 20' North, Longitude: 68° 06' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.03 meters/second, 1515.7 km/hour, 941.8 miles/hour or 818.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.8"15.70 miwest0° 00' 00.0"0.00 misouth15.70 mi
1 hour14° 30' 54.4"941.52 miwest0° 00' 03.8"0.07 misouth941.53 mi
24 hours11° 36' 53.2"753.48 mieast0° 27' 29.9"31.53 misouth755.24 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiTue 12:02 PM1018 km632 miles550 nmWest-northwest WNW
PapeeteMon 12:02 PM1876 km1165 miles1013 nmSouth S
RarotongaMon 12:02 PM2588 km1608 miles1398 nmSouth-southwest SSW
HonoluluMon 12:02 PM2629 km1633 miles1419 nmNorth-northwest NNW
FakaofoTue 11:02 AM2696 km1675 miles1456 nmWest-southwest WSW
Apia *Tue 12:02 PM2949 km1833 miles1592 nmWest-southwest WSW
AlofiMon 11:02 AM3101 km1927 miles1674 nmSouthwest SW
Baker IslandMon 10:02 AM3113 km1934 miles1681 nmWest W
AdamstownMon 2:02 PM3354 km2084 miles1811 nmSoutheast SE
NukualofaTue 11:02 AM3682 km2288 miles1988 nmSouthwest SW
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