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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 Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 12:52:00 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 Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 12:52:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 02' North, Longitude: 11° 09' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.93 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 minorth1037.78 mi
24 hours0° 04' 28.0"5.15 miwest0° 23' 41.7"27.14 minorth27.62 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 12:52:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 09' North, Longitude: 88° 09' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.29 meters/second, 1527.5 km/hour, 949.1 miles/hour or 824.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.1"15.82 miwest0° 00' 03.5"0.07 misouth15.82 mi
1 hour14° 31' 11.0"948.84 miwest0° 03' 39.5"4.20 misouth949.02 mi
24 hours11° 28' 37.5"750.09 mieast1° 52' 01.8"128.42 misouth765.03 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HarperWed 12:52 PM613 km381 miles331 nmNortheast NE
MonroviaWed 12:52 PM696 km433 miles376 nmNorth N
San PédroWed 12:52 PM723 km449 miles390 nmNortheast NE
KakataWed 12:52 PM724 km450 miles391 nmNorth N
GbarngaWed 12:52 PM792 km492 miles428 nmNorth-northeast NNE
KenemaWed 12:52 PM867 km539 miles468 nmNorth N
BoWed 12:52 PM879 km546 miles475 nmNorth N
NzérékoréWed 12:52 PM892 km554 miles482 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ManWed 12:52 PM908 km564 miles490 nmNorth-northeast NNE
DaloaWed 12:52 PM919 km571 miles496 nmNortheast NE
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