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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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Annular Eclipse in progress – white lines on map

  • The map shows the May 9, 2013 – May 10, 2013 — Annular Solar Eclipse in progress.
  • The white lines on the map shows areas where a partial eclipse is visible.
  • At the moment, the Annular phase of the eclipse is visible to anyone within the dark blue area surrounded by a red area on the map (red lines)
  • The area under red lines are very close to see the same - but they see a partial eclipse

Map notes

  • The day and night parts of the Earth shown are as of Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 23:28:00 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 Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 23:28:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 36' North, Longitude: 172° 54' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.27 meters/second, 1592.2 km/hour, 989.3 miles/hour or 859.7 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.49 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 minorth16.49 mi
1 hour15° 00' 01.3"989.06 miwest0° 00' 39.2"0.75 minorth989.03 mi
24 hours0° 00' 28.5"0.52 miwest0° 15' 34.6"17.86 minorth17.86 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 23:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 17' North, Longitude: 173° 19' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.85 meters/second, 1543.8 km/hour, 959.3 miles/hour or 833.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.1"15.99 miwest0° 00' 05.5"0.11 minorth15.99 mi
1 hour14° 31' 09.7"959.04 miwest0° 05' 31.9"6.34 minorth958.82 mi
24 hours11° 35' 53.8"766.16 mieast1° 48' 52.0"124.79 minorth772.41 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MidwayThu 12:28 PM1261 km784 miles681 nmNorth-northwest NNW
HonoluluThu 1:28 PM1631 km1013 miles881 nmEast-northeast ENE
Baker IslandThu 11:28 AM1965 km1221 miles1061 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MajuroFri 11:28 AM2078 km1291 miles1122 nmWest-southwest WSW
Wake IslandFri 11:28 AM2168 km1347 miles1170 nmWest W
TarawaFri 11:28 AM2363 km1468 miles1276 nmSouthwest SW
KiritimatiFri 1:28 PM2434 km1512 miles1314 nmSoutheast SE
YarenFri 11:28 AM2986 km1856 miles1612 nmSouthwest SW
FakaofoFri 12:28 PM2988 km1857 miles1613 nmSouth S
FunafutiFri 11:28 AM3016 km1874 miles1629 nmSouth-southwest SSW
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