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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 03:36:00 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 03:36:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 59' North, Longitude: 126° 20' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 459.45 meters/second, 1654.0 km/hour, 1027.8 miles/hour or 893.1 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"1027.71 miwest0° 00' 55.4"1.06 minorth1027.69 mi
24 hours0° 03' 57.9"4.53 miwest0° 22' 06.7"25.33 minorth25.73 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 03:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 15' North, Longitude: 122° 36' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.48 meters/second, 1596.5 km/hour, 992.0 miles/hour or 862.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.6"16.53 miwest0° 00' 09.8"0.19 minorth16.53 mi
1 hour14° 31' 43.0"991.91 miwest0° 09' 51.8"11.30 minorth991.74 mi
24 hours11° 21' 08.2"775.07 mieast3° 40' 57.5"253.12 minorth811.00 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
DavaoWed 11:36 AM129 km80 miles70 nmSouthwest SW
Cagayan de OroWed 11:36 AM194 km121 miles105 nmWest-northwest WNW
SurigaoWed 11:36 AM221 km137 miles119 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Marawi CityWed 11:36 AM226 km140 miles122 nmWest W
General SantosWed 11:36 AM244 km151 miles132 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Cebu CityWed 11:36 AM370 km230 miles200 nmNorthwest NW
BacolodWed 11:36 AM474 km295 miles256 nmNorthwest NW
Zamboanga CityWed 11:36 AM486 km302 miles262 nmWest-southwest WSW
Iloilo CityWed 11:36 AM512 km318 miles276 nmNorthwest NW
ManadoWed 11:36 AM737 km458 miles398 nmSouth-southwest SSW
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