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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, May 1, 2013 at 04:36:00 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, May 1, 2013 at 04:36:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 07' North, Longitude: 110° 17' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.92 meters/second, 1612.5 km/hour, 1002.0 miles/hour or 870.7 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"16.70 miwest0° 00' 00.8"0.01 minorth16.70 mi
1 hour15° 00' 04.5"1001.77 miwest0° 00' 45.2"0.86 minorth1001.74 mi
24 hours0° 01' 44.1"1.93 miwest0° 17' 59.2"20.61 minorth20.70 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 04:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 27' South, Longitude: 6° 58' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.27 meters/second, 1541.8 km/hour, 958.0 miles/hour or 832.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.1"15.97 miwest0° 00' 07.2"0.14 minorth15.97 mi
1 hour14° 26' 14.8"957.81 miwest0° 07' 20.0"8.41 minorth958.15 mi
24 hours13° 08' 49.2"872.24 mieast3° 20' 08.0"229.33 minorth908.62 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Da NangWed 11:36 AM245 km152 miles132 nmWest-northwest WNW
HuếWed 11:36 AM325 km202 miles175 nmWest-northwest WNW
Nha TrangWed 11:36 AM340 km211 miles183 nmSouth-southwest SSW
PakseWed 11:36 AM481 km299 miles260 nmWest W
HaikouWed 12:36 PM545 km339 miles294 nmNorth N
SavannakhetWed 11:36 AM613 km381 miles331 nmWest-northwest WNW
Ho Chi MinhWed 11:36 AM617 km383 miles333 nmSouthwest SW
Phnom PenhWed 11:36 AM700 km435 miles378 nmWest-southwest WSW
Siem ReapWed 11:36 AM719 km446 miles388 nmWest-southwest WSW
Hai PhongWed 11:36 AM741 km460 miles400 nmNorth-northwest NNW
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