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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 22:36:00 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 22:36:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 16' North, Longitude: 158° 09' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 461.98 meters/second, 1663.1 km/hour, 1033.4 miles/hour or 898.0 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.22 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 minorth17.22 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.9"1033.40 miwest0° 00' 57.4"1.10 minorth1033.38 mi
24 hours0° 04' 23.0"5.03 miwest0° 22' 56.6"26.27 minorth26.75 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 22:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 55' South, Longitude: 110° 10' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.08 meters/second, 1519.5 km/hour, 944.2 miles/hour or 820.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.4"15.74 miwest0° 00' 04.5"0.09 minorth15.74 mi
1 hour14° 25' 28.3"943.93 miwest0° 04' 34.9"5.25 minorth944.16 mi
24 hours13° 33' 31.9"887.31 mieast2° 21' 06.9"161.75 minorth907.79 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiWed 12:36 PM387 km240 miles209 nmSouth-southeast SSE
HonoluluTue 12:36 PM1776 km1103 miles959 nmNorth N
Baker IslandTue 10:36 AM2113 km1313 miles1141 nmWest-southwest WSW
FakaofoWed 11:36 AM2174 km1351 miles1174 nmSouthwest SW
Apia *Wed 12:36 PM2593 km1611 miles1400 nmSouthwest SW
PapeeteTue 12:36 PM2693 km1673 miles1454 nmSouth-southeast SSE
RarotongaTue 12:36 PM2936 km1825 miles1586 nmSouth S
FunafutiWed 10:36 AM2938 km1826 miles1587 nmWest-southwest WSW
AlofiTue 11:36 AM2983 km1853 miles1611 nmSouth-southwest SSW
TarawaWed 10:36 AM3233 km2009 miles1746 nmWest W
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