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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 Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 16:52:00 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 Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 16:52:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 18' South, Longitude: 71° 05' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.92 meters/second, 1670.1 km/hour, 1037.8 miles/hour or 901.8 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' 11.0"1037.76 miwest0° 00' 59.2"1.13 minorth1037.76 mi
24 hours0° 04' 26.3"5.12 miwest0° 23' 42.5"27.15 minorth27.63 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 16:52:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 03' North, Longitude: 18° 31' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.85 meters/second, 1518.6 km/hour, 943.6 miles/hour or 820.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.9"15.73 miwest0° 00' 01.8"0.03 misouth15.73 mi
1 hour14° 31' 00.2"943.34 miwest0° 01' 50.0"2.10 misouth943.44 mi
24 hours11° 33' 31.0"751.21 mieast1° 09' 18.5"79.46 misouth758.08 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MitúTue 11:52 AM196 km122 miles106 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FlorenciaTue 11:52 AM546 km339 miles295 nmWest-northwest WNW
VillavicencioTue 11:52 AM568 km353 miles307 nmNorth-northwest NNW
BogotaTue 11:52 AM639 km397 miles345 nmNorth-northwest NNW
CaliTue 11:52 AM728 km453 miles393 nmNorthwest NW
Puerto AyacuchoTue 12:22 PM763 km474 miles412 nmNorth-northeast NNE
QuitoTue 11:52 AM826 km513 miles446 nmWest W
MedellinTue 11:52 AM881 km547 miles476 nmNorthwest NW
San Fernando de ApureTue 12:22 PM990 km615 miles535 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LojaTue 11:52 AM992 km616 miles536 nmWest-southwest WSW
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