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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 17:48:00 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 17:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 50' North, Longitude: 86° 38' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 459.62 meters/second, 1654.6 km/hour, 1028.1 miles/hour or 893.4 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"1028.08 miwest0° 00' 55.6"1.06 minorth1028.07 mi
24 hours0° 03' 59.7"4.56 miwest0° 22' 10.0"25.39 minorth25.80 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 17:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 36' North, Longitude: 95° 01' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.40 meters/second, 1603.4 km/hour, 996.3 miles/hour or 865.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.7"16.60 miwest0° 00' 10.3"0.20 minorth16.61 mi
1 hour14° 31' 45.7"996.20 miwest0° 10' 19.9"11.83 minorth996.07 mi
24 hours11° 19' 12.5"776.18 mieast3° 54' 09.6"268.22 minorth817.32 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AlajuelaTue 11:48 AM359 km223 miles194 nmNortheast NE
San JoseTue 11:48 AM364 km226 miles197 nmNortheast NE
MasayaTue 11:48 AM462 km287 miles249 nmNorth N
DavidTue 12:48 PM468 km291 miles253 nmEast E
ManaguaTue 11:48 AM479 km298 miles259 nmNorth N
MatagalpaTue 11:48 AM569 km353 miles307 nmNorth N
Santiago de VeraguasTue 12:48 PM624 km388 miles337 nmEast E
San MiguelTue 11:48 AM647 km402 miles349 nmNorth-northwest NNW
TegucigalpaTue 11:48 AM695 km432 miles375 nmNorth N
San SalvadorTue 11:48 AM707 km439 miles382 nmNorth-northwest NNW
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