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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 Friday, April 12, 2013 at 20:34:00 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 Friday, April 12, 2013 at 20:34:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 58' North, Longitude: 128° 20' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 458.27 meters/second, 1649.8 km/hour, 1025.1 miles/hour or 890.8 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.09 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth17.09 mi
1 hour15° 00' 09.4"1025.05 miwest0° 00' 54.5"1.04 minorth1025.03 mi
24 hours0° 03' 45.8"4.29 miwest0° 21' 43.0"24.88 minorth25.24 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, April 12, 2013 at 20:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 40' North, Longitude: 100° 54' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.86 meters/second, 1540.3 km/hour, 957.1 miles/hour or 831.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.9"15.95 miwest0° 00' 05.2"0.10 minorth15.95 mi
1 hour14° 30' 58.8"956.84 miwest0° 05' 13.1"5.98 minorth956.63 mi
24 hours11° 38' 45.9"767.71 mieast1° 40' 35.7"115.31 minorth772.68 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HermosilloFri 1:34 PM2871 km1784 miles1550 nmNortheast NE
Los Angeles *Fri 1:34 PM2962 km1841 miles1600 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PhoenixFri 1:34 PM3183 km1978 miles1718 nmNorth-northeast NNE
San Francisco *Fri 1:34 PM3244 km2016 miles1752 nmNorth N
Las Vegas *Fri 1:34 PM3291 km2045 miles1777 nmNorth-northeast NNE
KiritimatiSat 10:34 AM3306 km2054 miles1785 nmWest-southwest WSW
Mexico City *Fri 3:34 PM3351 km2082 miles1809 nmEast-northeast ENE
HonoluluFri 10:34 AM3445 km2141 miles1860 nmWest-northwest WNW
PapeeteFri 10:34 AM3748 km2329 miles2024 nmSouthwest SW
AdamstownFri 12:34 PM3771 km2343 miles2036 nmSouth S
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