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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 23:48:00 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 23:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 36' North, Longitude: 177° 54' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.26 meters/second, 1592.1 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"989.04 miwest0° 00' 39.2"0.75 minorth989.01 mi
24 hours0° 00' 28.4"0.52 miwest0° 15' 34.3"17.85 minorth17.86 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 23:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 19' North, Longitude: 178° 10' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.77 meters/second, 1543.6 km/hour, 959.1 miles/hour or 833.5 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' 09.3"958.88 miwest0° 05' 30.3"6.31 minorth958.66 mi
24 hours11° 35' 59.8"766.15 mieast1° 48' 09.9"123.98 minorth772.28 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MidwayThu 12:48 PM1176 km731 miles635 nmNorth N
Wake IslandFri 11:48 AM1643 km1021 miles887 nmWest W
MajuroFri 11:48 AM1655 km1028 miles894 nmSouthwest SW
Baker IslandThu 11:48 AM1932 km1200 miles1043 nmSouth S
TarawaFri 11:48 AM2049 km1273 miles1106 nmSouth-southwest SSW
HonoluluThu 1:48 PM2142 km1331 miles1157 nmEast-northeast ENE
YarenFri 11:48 AM2607 km1620 miles1408 nmSouthwest SW
KiritimatiFri 1:48 PM2843 km1767 miles1535 nmSoutheast SE
PalikirFri 10:48 AM2855 km1774 miles1542 nmWest-southwest WSW
FunafutiFri 11:48 AM2906 km1806 miles1569 nmSouth S
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