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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 21:14:00 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 21:14:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 46' North, Longitude: 139° 21' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 444.26 meters/second, 1599.3 km/hour, 993.8 miles/hour or 863.6 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.56 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 minorth16.56 mi
1 hour15° 00' 02.5"993.54 miwest0° 00' 41.4"0.79 minorth993.51 mi
24 hours0° 00' 55.1"1.02 miwest0° 16' 28.4"18.88 minorth18.91 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, May 6, 2013 at 21:14:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 07' North, Longitude: 174° 45' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.09 meters/second, 1605.9 km/hour, 997.9 miles/hour or 867.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.2"16.63 miwest0° 00' 10.2"0.20 minorth16.63 mi
1 hour14° 32' 11.9"997.76 miwest0° 10' 16.4"11.77 minorth997.64 mi
24 hours11° 09' 02.2"765.36 mieast3° 53' 59.8"268.02 minorth807.31 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HonoluluMon 11:14 AM2010 km1249 miles1085 nmWest-northwest WNW
KiritimatiTue 11:14 AM2568 km1595 miles1386 nmSouthwest SW
Los Angeles *Mon 2:14 PM2847 km1769 miles1537 nmNortheast NE
San Francisco *Mon 2:14 PM2857 km1775 miles1543 nmNorth-northeast NNE
HermosilloMon 2:14 PM3203 km1990 miles1730 nmEast-northeast ENE
Las Vegas *Mon 2:14 PM3211 km1995 miles1734 nmNortheast NE
PhoenixMon 2:14 PM3297 km2049 miles1780 nmNortheast NE
Salt Lake City *Mon 3:14 PM3748 km2329 miles2024 nmNortheast NE
Seattle *Mon 2:14 PM3760 km2336 miles2030 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Vancouver *Mon 2:14 PM3894 km2419 miles2102 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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