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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 Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 05:14:00 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 Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 05:14:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 26' North, Longitude: 100° 45' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.26 meters/second, 1610.1 km/hour, 1000.5 miles/hour or 869.4 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"16.68 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 minorth16.67 mi
1 hour15° 00' 04.1"1000.30 miwest0° 00' 44.5"0.85 minorth1000.27 mi
24 hours0° 01' 35.5"1.77 miwest0° 17' 43.7"20.32 minorth20.39 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 05:14:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 01' South, Longitude: 10° 57' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 435.99 meters/second, 1569.6 km/hour, 975.3 miles/hour or 847.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.1"16.25 miwest0° 00' 09.2"0.18 minorth16.25 mi
1 hour14° 28' 07.9"975.13 miwest0° 09' 20.7"10.71 minorth975.50 mi
24 hours12° 25' 23.0"837.29 mieast4° 00' 02.1"274.98 minorth887.02 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Nakhon SawanThu 12:14 PM73 km45 miles39 nmWest-northwest WNW
Nakhon RatchasimaThu 12:14 PM154 km96 miles83 nmEast-southeast ESE
BangkokThu 12:14 PM190 km118 miles103 nmSouth S
Khon KaenThu 12:14 PM250 km155 miles135 nmEast-northeast ENE
PattayaThu 12:14 PM276 km172 miles149 nmSouth S
Udon ThaniThu 12:14 PM309 km192 miles167 nmNortheast NE
DaweiThu 11:44 AM313 km195 miles169 nmWest-southwest WSW
VientianeThu 12:14 PM344 km214 miles186 nmNortheast NE
MawlamyineThu 11:44 AM355 km221 miles192 nmWest-northwest WNW
BattambangThu 12:14 PM369 km229 miles199 nmSoutheast SE
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