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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 03:24:00 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 03:24:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 50' North, Longitude: 128° 08' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 444.09 meters/second, 1598.7 km/hour, 993.4 miles/hour or 863.2 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"993.16 miwest0° 00' 41.2"0.79 minorth993.13 mi
24 hours0° 00' 53.0"0.98 miwest0° 16' 23.9"18.80 minorth18.82 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 03:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 10' North, Longitude: 95° 36' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 444.99 meters/second, 1602.0 km/hour, 995.4 miles/hour or 865.0 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' 10.2"995.29 miwest0° 10' 00.8"11.47 minorth995.15 mi
24 hours11° 10' 26.1"765.09 mieast3° 46' 34.0"259.53 minorth803.96 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
QuezonTue 11:24 AM795 km494 miles429 nmWest-southwest WSW
ManilaTue 11:24 AM804 km499 miles434 nmWest-southwest WSW
MakatiTue 11:24 AM804 km499 miles434 nmWest-southwest WSW
Baguio CityTue 11:24 AM806 km501 miles435 nmWest W
Cebu CityTue 11:24 AM858 km533 miles463 nmSouth-southwest SSW
BacolodTue 11:24 AM883 km549 miles477 nmSouthwest SW
DavaoTue 11:24 AM1115 km693 miles602 nmSouth-southwest SSW
TaipeiTue 11:24 AM1141 km709 miles616 nmNorthwest NW
General SantosTue 11:24 AM1230 km764 miles664 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MelekeokTue 12:24 PM1250 km777 miles675 nmSoutheast SE
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