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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 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 Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 15:14:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 58' North, Longitude: 49° 22' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.77 meters/second, 1597.6 km/hour, 992.7 miles/hour or 862.6 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.54 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 minorth16.54 mi
1 hour15° 00' 02.1"992.45 miwest0° 00' 41.0"0.78 minorth992.42 mi
24 hours0° 00' 48.6"0.90 miwest0° 16' 15.6"18.64 minorth18.66 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 15:14:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 06' North, Longitude: 76° 24' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.56 meters/second, 1593.2 km/hour, 990.0 miles/hour or 860.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.0"16.50 miwest0° 00' 09.5"0.18 minorth16.50 mi
1 hour14° 32' 04.1"989.82 miwest0° 09' 26.3"10.81 minorth989.64 mi
24 hours11° 14' 01.6"765.06 mieast3° 30' 36.2"241.27 minorth797.77 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BridgetownTue 11:14 AM1182 km735 miles638 nmWest-southwest WSW
Fort-de-FranceTue 11:14 AM1281 km796 miles692 nmWest W
CastriesTue 11:14 AM1288 km800 miles696 nmWest-southwest WSW
RoseauTue 11:14 AM1298 km807 miles701 nmWest W
Basse-Terre (Guadeloupe)Tue 11:14 AM1324 km823 miles715 nmWest W
Saint John's (Antigua)Tue 11:14 AM1329 km826 miles717 nmWest W
KingstownTue 11:14 AM1343 km834 miles725 nmWest-southwest WSW
CayenneTue 12:14 PM1370 km851 miles740 nmSouth-southwest SSW
ParamariboTue 12:14 PM1386 km861 miles748 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Basseterre (St. Kitts)Tue 11:14 AM1421 km883 miles767 nmWest W
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