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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, April 2, 2013 at 16:36:00 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, April 2, 2013 at 16:36:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 10' North, Longitude: 68° 08' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.05 meters/second, 1663.4 km/hour, 1033.6 miles/hour or 898.2 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.23 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 minorth17.23 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.9"1033.55 miwest0° 00' 57.4"1.10 minorth1033.54 mi
24 hours0° 04' 23.5"5.04 miwest0° 22' 57.9"26.30 minorth26.78 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 16:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 20' South, Longitude: 163° 18' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.89 meters/second, 1515.2 km/hour, 941.5 miles/hour or 818.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.2"15.69 miwest0° 00' 03.7"0.07 minorth15.69 mi
1 hour14° 25' 11.2"941.25 miwest0° 03' 50.7"4.41 minorth941.44 mi
24 hours13° 41' 26.3"893.68 mieast2° 04' 57.3"143.23 minorth910.49 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Puerto AyacuchoTue 12:06 PM78 km49 miles42 nmNortheast NE
San Fernando de ApureTue 12:06 PM310 km192 miles167 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MitúTue 11:36 AM492 km305 miles265 nmSouth-southwest SSW
BarquisimetoTue 12:06 PM555 km345 miles300 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ValenciaTue 12:06 PM560 km348 miles302 nmNorth N
CúcutaTue 11:36 AM572 km355 miles309 nmWest-northwest WNW
MaracayTue 12:06 PM576 km358 miles311 nmNorth N
BucaramangaTue 11:36 AM598 km371 miles323 nmWest-northwest WNW
Ciudad BolívarTue 12:06 PM603 km375 miles326 nmEast-northeast ENE
CaracasTue 12:06 PM605 km376 miles327 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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