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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 Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 21:14:00 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 Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 21:14:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 08' North, Longitude: 138° 00' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 460.35 meters/second, 1657.2 km/hour, 1029.8 miles/hour or 894.8 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.16 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth17.16 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.3"1029.72 miwest0° 00' 56.1"1.07 minorth1029.70 mi
24 hours0° 04' 07.1"4.71 miwest0° 22' 24.4"25.66 minorth26.09 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 21:14:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 37' South, Longitude: 167° 34' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.09 meters/second, 1616.7 km/hour, 1004.6 miles/hour or 873.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.3"16.74 miwest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 minorth16.74 mi
1 hour14° 31' 22.7"1004.51 miwest0° 11' 27.1"13.11 minorth1004.61 mi
24 hours11° 22' 16.0"786.50 mieast4° 31' 26.6"310.84 minorth845.25 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiMon 11:14 AM2222 km1381 miles1200 nmWest-southwest WSW
HonoluluSun 11:14 AM2649 km1646 miles1430 nmNorthwest NW
PapeeteSun 11:14 AM3011 km1871 miles1626 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Los Angeles *Sun 2:14 PM3606 km2240 miles1947 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AdamstownSun 1:14 PM3664 km2277 miles1979 nmSouth-southeast SSE
HermosilloSun 2:14 PM3733 km2319 miles2016 nmNortheast NE
San Francisco *Sun 2:14 PM3739 km2323 miles2019 nmNorth-northeast NNE
RarotongaSun 11:14 AM3938 km2447 miles2126 nmSouthwest SW
PhoenixSun 2:14 PM3953 km2456 miles2134 nmNortheast NE
Las Vegas *Sun 2:14 PM3964 km2463 miles2141 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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