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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 Friday, May 10, 2013 at 01:28:00 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 Friday, May 10, 2013 at 01:28:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 37' North, Longitude: 157° 06' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.21 meters/second, 1592.0 km/hour, 989.2 miles/hour or 859.6 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.49 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 minorth16.49 mi
1 hour15° 00' 01.3"988.94 miwest0° 00' 39.1"0.75 minorth988.91 mi
24 hours0° 00' 27.8"0.51 miwest0° 15' 33.2"17.83 minorth17.83 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, May 10, 2013 at 01:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 28' North, Longitude: 157° 38' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.40 meters/second, 1542.3 km/hour, 958.3 miles/hour or 832.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.1"15.97 miwest0° 00' 05.3"0.10 minorth15.97 mi
1 hour14° 31' 07.8"958.05 miwest0° 05' 21.8"6.15 minorth957.84 mi
24 hours11° 36' 29.2"766.05 mieast1° 44' 38.4"119.95 minorth771.65 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Wake IslandFri 1:28 PM1025 km637 miles553 nmEast-northeast ENE
PalikirFri 12:28 PM1190 km739 miles643 nmSouth S
HagåtñaFri 11:28 AM1402 km871 miles757 nmWest-southwest WSW
MajuroFri 1:28 PM1919 km1193 miles1036 nmSoutheast SE
YarenFri 1:28 PM2278 km1415 miles1230 nmSouth-southeast SSE
TarawaFri 1:28 PM2497 km1552 miles1348 nmSoutheast SE
YokohamaFri 10:28 AM2623 km1630 miles1416 nmNorthwest NW
TokyoFri 10:28 AM2639 km1640 miles1425 nmNorthwest NW
MelekeokFri 10:28 AM2683 km1667 miles1449 nmWest-southwest WSW
MidwayThu 2:28 PM2861 km1778 miles1545 nmEast-northeast ENE
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