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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 20:14:00 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 20:14:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 30' North, Longitude: 123° 04' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 459.98 meters/second, 1655.9 km/hour, 1028.9 miles/hour or 894.1 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' 10.1"1028.89 miwest0° 00' 55.9"1.07 minorth1028.88 mi
24 hours0° 04' 03.3"4.64 miwest0° 22' 17.1"25.52 minorth25.94 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, April 8, 2013 at 20:14:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 44' North, Longitude: 141° 40' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.34 meters/second, 1614.0 km/hour, 1002.9 miles/hour or 871.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.6"16.71 miwest0° 00' 11.0"0.21 minorth16.72 mi
1 hour14° 31' 42.8"1002.83 miwest0° 11' 05.5"12.70 minorth1002.80 mi
24 hours11° 17' 50.0"779.79 mieast4° 17' 08.4"294.49 minorth831.09 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Mazatlan *Mon 2:14 PM2489 km1547 miles1344 nmNortheast NE
Guadalajara *Mon 3:14 PM2575 km1600 miles1391 nmNortheast NE
HermosilloMon 1:14 PM2704 km1680 miles1460 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Mexico City *Mon 3:14 PM2903 km1804 miles1567 nmEast-northeast ENE
Los Angeles *Mon 1:14 PM2982 km1853 miles1610 nmNorth N
PhoenixMon 1:14 PM3089 km1919 miles1668 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Las Vegas *Mon 1:14 PM3272 km2033 miles1767 nmNorth-northeast NNE
San Francisco *Mon 1:14 PM3353 km2084 miles1811 nmNorth N
GuatemalaMon 2:14 PM3637 km2260 miles1964 nmEast-northeast ENE
AdamstownMon 12:14 PM3682 km2288 miles1988 nmSouth-southwest SSW
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