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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 Monday, April 8, 2013 at 15:14:00 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 Monday, April 8, 2013 at 15:14:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 25' North, Longitude: 48° 03' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 460.06 meters/second, 1656.2 km/hour, 1029.1 miles/hour or 894.3 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.15 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth17.15 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.2"1029.08 miwest0° 00' 55.9"1.07 minorth1029.06 mi
24 hours0° 04' 04.1"4.65 miwest0° 22' 18.7"25.55 minorth25.97 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, April 8, 2013 at 15:14:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 48' North, Longitude: 69° 01' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.73 meters/second, 1615.4 km/hour, 1003.8 miles/hour or 872.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.6"16.73 miwest0° 00' 11.1"0.21 minorth16.73 mi
1 hour14° 31' 40.1"1003.70 miwest0° 11' 12.6"12.84 minorth1003.70 mi
24 hours11° 18' 13.1"780.96 mieast4° 21' 11.1"299.12 minorth834.23 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
CayenneMon 12:14 PM547 km340 miles295 nmWest-southwest WSW
Saint-Laurent-du-MaroniMon 12:14 PM694 km431 miles375 nmWest-southwest WSW
ParamariboMon 12:14 PM806 km501 miles435 nmWest-southwest WSW
BelémMon 12:14 PM982 km610 miles530 nmSouth S
Nieuw NickerieMon 12:14 PM1001 km622 miles541 nmWest W
GeorgetownMon 11:14 AM1118 km695 miles604 nmWest W
BridgetownMon 11:14 AM1413 km878 miles763 nmWest-northwest WNW
Port of SpainMon 11:14 AM1521 km945 miles822 nmWest-northwest WNW
KingstownMon 11:14 AM1575 km979 miles851 nmWest-northwest WNW
Saint George'sMon 11:14 AM1587 km986 miles857 nmWest-northwest WNW
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