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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 15:24:00 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 15:24:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 25' North, Longitude: 50° 33' 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"1029.07 miwest0° 00' 55.9"1.07 minorth1029.05 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 15:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 50' North, Longitude: 71° 27' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.72 meters/second, 1615.4 km/hour, 1003.8 miles/hour or 872.2 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' 40.2"1003.68 miwest0° 11' 12.3"12.83 minorth1003.68 mi
24 hours11° 18' 12.2"780.91 mieast4° 21' 03.6"298.97 minorth834.13 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
CayenneMon 12:24 PM338 km210 miles182 nmSouthwest SW
Saint-Laurent-du-MaroniMon 12:24 PM439 km273 miles237 nmWest-southwest WSW
ParamariboMon 12:24 PM539 km335 miles291 nmWest-southwest WSW
Nieuw NickerieMon 12:24 PM730 km454 miles394 nmWest-southwest WSW
New AmsterdamMon 11:24 AM780 km485 miles421 nmWest W
GeorgetownMon 11:24 AM843 km524 miles455 nmWest W
LindenMon 11:24 AM867 km539 miles468 nmWest W
BelémMon 12:24 PM1008 km626 miles544 nmSouth-southeast SSE
BridgetownMon 11:24 AM1174 km730 miles634 nmWest-northwest WNW
Port of SpainMon 11:24 AM1256 km780 miles678 nmWest-northwest WNW
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