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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 Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 01:14:00 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 Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 01:14:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 35' North, Longitude: 161° 55' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 459.90 meters/second, 1655.6 km/hour, 1028.8 miles/hour or 894.0 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"1028.71 miwest0° 00' 55.8"1.07 minorth1028.69 mi
24 hours0° 04' 02.5"4.62 miwest0° 22' 15.5"25.49 minorth25.91 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 01:14:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 39' North, Longitude: 145° 41' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.84 meters/second, 1612.2 km/hour, 1001.8 miles/hour or 870.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.6"16.70 miwest0° 00' 11.0"0.21 minorth16.70 mi
1 hour14° 31' 44.8"1001.69 miwest0° 10' 57.0"12.54 minorth1001.64 mi
24 hours11° 17' 44.0"778.77 mieast4° 12' 35.9"289.30 minorth827.93 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KoloniaTue 12:14 PM414 km258 miles224 nmWest W
PalikirTue 12:14 PM420 km261 miles227 nmWest W
MajuroTue 1:14 PM1026 km638 miles554 nmEast E
YarenTue 1:14 PM1055 km655 miles569 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Wake IslandTue 1:14 PM1393 km865 miles752 nmNorth-northeast NNE
TarawaTue 1:14 PM1406 km873 miles759 nmEast-southeast ESE
HoniaraTue 12:14 PM1893 km1176 miles1022 nmSouth S
HagåtñaTue 11:14 AM1988 km1235 miles1073 nmWest-northwest WNW
Port MoresbyTue 11:14 AM2493 km1549 miles1346 nmSouthwest SW
Baker IslandMon 1:14 PM2533 km1574 miles1368 nmEast-southeast ESE
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