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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 16:14:00 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 16:14:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 48' North, Longitude: 63° 08' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 459.65 meters/second, 1654.7 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"1028.14 miwest0° 00' 55.6"1.06 minorth1028.13 mi
24 hours0° 04' 00.0"4.57 miwest0° 22' 10.5"25.40 minorth25.81 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 16:14:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 19' North, Longitude: 72° 15' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.67 meters/second, 1604.4 km/hour, 996.9 miles/hour or 866.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.7"16.61 miwest0° 00' 10.3"0.20 minorth16.62 mi
1 hour14° 31' 45.9"996.83 miwest0° 10' 24.0"11.91 minorth996.70 mi
24 hours11° 18' 57.8"776.38 mieast3° 56' 07.0"270.46 minorth818.33 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Ciudad BolívarTue 11:44 AM59 km36 miles32 nmNorthwest NW
Ciudad GuayanaTue 11:44 AM80 km50 miles43 nmNortheast NE
MaturínTue 11:44 AM215 km133 miles116 nmNorth N
San FernandoTue 12:14 PM329 km204 miles178 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ChaguanasTue 12:14 PM354 km220 miles191 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Port of SpainTue 12:14 PM361 km225 miles195 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ScarboroughTue 12:14 PM456 km284 miles246 nmNortheast NE
San Fernando de ApureTue 11:44 AM479 km298 miles259 nmWest W
Saint George'sTue 12:14 PM493 km306 miles266 nmNorth-northeast NNE
CaracasTue 11:44 AM510 km317 miles275 nmNorthwest NW
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