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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 Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 00:48:00 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 Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 00:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 56' North, Longitude: 168° 21' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 459.50 meters/second, 1654.2 km/hour, 1027.9 miles/hour or 893.2 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.13 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth17.13 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.0"1027.82 miwest0° 00' 55.5"1.06 minorth1027.80 mi
24 hours0° 03' 58.5"4.54 miwest0° 22' 07.6"25.34 minorth25.75 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 00:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 47' North, Longitude: 163° 17' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 444.06 meters/second, 1598.6 km/hour, 993.3 miles/hour or 863.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.6"16.55 miwest0° 00' 10.0"0.19 minorth16.56 mi
1 hour14° 31' 44.1"993.20 miwest0° 10' 00.2"11.46 minorth993.05 mi
24 hours11° 20' 31.3"775.37 mieast3° 44' 53.7"257.62 minorth812.80 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KwajaleinWed 12:48 PM110 km69 miles60 nmNorthwest NW
MajuroWed 12:48 PM327 km203 miles176 nmEast-southeast ESE
TarawaWed 12:48 PM887 km551 miles479 nmSoutheast SE
YarenWed 12:48 PM950 km590 miles513 nmSouth S
PalikirWed 11:48 AM1130 km702 miles610 nmWest W
Wake IslandWed 12:48 PM1268 km788 miles685 nmNorth N
Baker IslandTue 12:48 PM1889 km1174 miles1020 nmEast-southeast ESE
HoniaraWed 11:48 AM2135 km1326 miles1153 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FunafutiWed 12:48 PM2183 km1356 miles1179 nmSouth-southeast SSE
HagåtñaWed 10:48 AM2651 km1647 miles1432 nmWest-northwest WNW
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