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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 22:42:00 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 22:42:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 12' South, Longitude: 158° 36' 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"1037.77 miwest0° 00' 59.2"1.13 minorth1037.77 mi
24 hours0° 04' 26.9"5.13 miwest0° 23' 42.3"27.15 minorth27.63 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 22:42:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 51' North, Longitude: 66° 10' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.40 meters/second, 1520.6 km/hour, 944.9 miles/hour or 821.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.9"15.75 miwest0° 00' 02.3"0.04 misouth15.75 mi
1 hour14° 31' 03.0"944.59 miwest0° 02' 22.3"2.72 misouth944.71 mi
24 hours11° 32' 11.4"750.71 mieast1° 21' 59.1"93.99 misouth759.70 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiWed 12:42 PM269 km167 miles145 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FakaofoWed 11:42 AM1728 km1074 miles933 nmSouthwest SW
Baker IslandTue 10:42 AM1991 km1237 miles1075 nmWest W
Apia *Wed 12:42 PM2093 km1300 miles1130 nmSouthwest SW
PapeeteTue 12:42 PM2157 km1341 miles1165 nmSouth-southeast SSE
RarotongaTue 12:42 PM2330 km1448 miles1258 nmSouth S
HonoluluTue 12:42 PM2381 km1480 miles1286 nmNorth N
AlofiTue 11:42 AM2424 km1506 miles1309 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FunafutiWed 10:42 AM2626 km1632 miles1418 nmWest-southwest WSW
NukualofaWed 11:42 AM2936 km1824 miles1585 nmSouthwest SW
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