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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 Monday, May 6, 2013 at 15:14:00 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 Monday, May 6, 2013 at 15:14:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 42' North, Longitude: 49° 21' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 444.42 meters/second, 1599.9 km/hour, 994.1 miles/hour or 863.9 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.57 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 minorth16.57 mi
1 hour15° 00' 02.6"993.90 miwest0° 00' 41.6"0.80 minorth993.87 mi
24 hours0° 00' 57.3"1.06 miwest0° 16' 32.5"18.96 minorth18.99 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, May 6, 2013 at 15:14:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 05' North, Longitude: 87° 32' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.03 meters/second, 1609.3 km/hour, 1000.0 miles/hour or 868.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.2"16.66 miwest0° 00' 10.5"0.20 minorth16.67 mi
1 hour14° 32' 12.3"999.86 miwest0° 10' 29.9"12.03 minorth999.77 mi
24 hours11° 08' 03.4"765.85 mieast4° 00' 37.0"275.59 minorth810.65 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BridgetownMon 11:14 AM1174 km729 miles634 nmWest-southwest WSW
Fort-de-FranceMon 11:14 AM1278 km794 miles690 nmWest W
CastriesMon 11:14 AM1283 km797 miles693 nmWest-southwest WSW
RoseauMon 11:14 AM1297 km806 miles700 nmWest W
Basse-Terre (Guadeloupe)Mon 11:14 AM1325 km823 miles715 nmWest W
Saint John's (Antigua)Mon 11:14 AM1332 km828 miles719 nmWest W
KingstownMon 11:14 AM1336 km830 miles721 nmWest-southwest WSW
CayenneMon 12:14 PM1341 km833 miles724 nmSouth-southwest SSW
ParamariboMon 12:14 PM1360 km845 miles734 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Basseterre (St. Kitts)Mon 11:14 AM1424 km885 miles769 nmWest W
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