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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 Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 03:04:00 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 Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 03:04:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 50' North, Longitude: 133° 08' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 444.10 meters/second, 1598.8 km/hour, 993.4 miles/hour or 863.3 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' 02.4"993.18 miwest0° 00' 41.2"0.79 minorth993.15 mi
24 hours0° 00' 53.0"0.98 miwest0° 16' 24.2"18.80 minorth18.83 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 03:04:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 07' North, Longitude: 100° 27' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.05 meters/second, 1602.2 km/hour, 995.6 miles/hour or 865.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.2"16.59 miwest0° 00' 10.0"0.19 minorth16.59 mi
1 hour14° 32' 10.3"995.43 miwest0° 10' 01.7"11.49 minorth995.29 mi
24 hours11° 10' 20.9"765.10 mieast3° 46' 59.2"260.01 minorth804.14 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MelekeokTue 12:04 PM1045 km649 miles564 nmSouth S
HagåtñaTue 1:04 PM1302 km809 miles703 nmEast-southeast ESE
QuezonTue 11:04 AM1316 km818 miles710 nmWest W
ManilaTue 11:04 AM1324 km823 miles715 nmWest W
DavaoTue 11:04 AM1355 km842 miles732 nmSouthwest SW
General SantosTue 11:04 AM1470 km913 miles793 nmSouthwest SW
TaipeiTue 11:04 AM1512 km940 miles817 nmNorthwest NW
KumamotoTue 12:04 PM1786 km1110 miles964 nmNorth N
ShantouTue 11:04 AM1865 km1159 miles1007 nmWest-northwest WNW
FukuokaTue 12:04 PM1884 km1171 miles1017 nmNorth N
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