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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 21:24:00 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 21:24:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 31' North, Longitude: 140° 34' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 459.96 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"1028.85 miwest0° 00' 55.9"1.07 minorth1028.83 mi
24 hours0° 04' 03.1"4.63 miwest0° 22' 16.7"25.52 minorth25.93 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, April 8, 2013 at 21:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 57' North, Longitude: 158° 37' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.24 meters/second, 1613.6 km/hour, 1002.7 miles/hour or 871.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.6"16.71 miwest0° 00' 11.0"0.21 minorth16.71 mi
1 hour14° 31' 43.4"1002.59 miwest0° 11' 03.6"12.67 minorth1002.55 mi
24 hours11° 17' 47.1"779.54 mieast4° 16' 07.4"293.33 minorth830.36 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiTue 11:24 AM1961 km1218 miles1059 nmWest-southwest WSW
HonoluluMon 11:24 AM2405 km1494 miles1298 nmNorthwest NW
PapeeteMon 11:24 AM2942 km1828 miles1588 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Los Angeles *Mon 2:24 PM3726 km2315 miles2012 nmNortheast NE
AdamstownMon 1:24 PM3779 km2348 miles2041 nmSouth-southeast SSE
RarotongaMon 11:24 AM3810 km2367 miles2057 nmSouth-southwest SSW
San Francisco *Mon 2:24 PM3818 km2372 miles2061 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FakaofoTue 10:24 AM3879 km2410 miles2094 nmWest-southwest WSW
HermosilloMon 2:24 PM3913 km2432 miles2113 nmNortheast NE
Baker IslandMon 9:24 AM4066 km2527 miles2196 nmWest W
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