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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 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 Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 15:14:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 48' North, Longitude: 48° 07' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 459.66 meters/second, 1654.8 km/hour, 1028.2 miles/hour or 893.5 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.14 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth17.14 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.1"1028.18 miwest0° 00' 55.6"1.06 minorth1028.16 mi
24 hours0° 04' 00.2"4.57 miwest0° 22' 10.9"25.40 minorth25.81 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 15:14:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 09' North, Longitude: 57° 43' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.84 meters/second, 1605.0 km/hour, 997.3 miles/hour or 866.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.7"16.62 miwest0° 00' 10.5"0.20 minorth16.62 mi
1 hour14° 31' 46.2"997.21 miwest0° 10' 26.5"11.96 minorth997.09 mi
24 hours11° 18' 49.0"776.51 mieast3° 57' 20.5"271.86 minorth818.97 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
CayenneTue 12:14 PM562 km349 miles304 nmSouthwest SW
Saint-Laurent-du-MaroniTue 12:14 PM700 km435 miles378 nmWest-southwest WSW
ParamariboTue 12:14 PM808 km502 miles436 nmWest-southwest WSW
Nieuw NickerieTue 12:14 PM1001 km622 miles541 nmWest-southwest WSW
BelémTue 12:14 PM1023 km636 miles552 nmSouth S
GeorgetownTue 11:14 AM1114 km692 miles601 nmWest W
BridgetownTue 11:14 AM1388 km862 miles749 nmWest-northwest WNW
Port of SpainTue 11:14 AM1504 km935 miles812 nmWest-northwest WNW
KingstownTue 11:14 AM1551 km964 miles838 nmWest-northwest WNW
CastriesTue 11:14 AM1565 km972 miles845 nmWest-northwest WNW
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