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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 Saturday, June 1, 2013 at 04:00:00 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 Saturday, June 1, 2013 at 04:00:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 04' North, Longitude: 119° 27' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.01 meters/second, 1548.0 km/hour, 961.9 miles/hour or 835.9 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.03 miwest0° 00' 00.3"0.01 minorth16.03 mi
1 hour14° 59' 54.3"961.52 miwest0° 00' 20.1"0.39 minorth961.50 mi
24 hours0° 02' 20.6"2.51 mieast0° 07' 54.5"9.07 minorth9.41 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, June 1, 2013 at 04:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 28' South, Longitude: 35° 04' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.93 meters/second, 1616.1 km/hour, 1004.2 miles/hour or 872.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.3"16.74 miwest0° 00' 11.3"0.22 minorth16.74 mi
1 hour14° 31' 18.8"1004.16 miwest0° 11' 24.7"13.07 minorth1004.29 mi
24 hours11° 19' 07.3"782.67 mieast4° 30' 20.3"309.57 minorth841.65 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KaohsiungSat 12:00 Noon150 km93 miles81 nmNortheast NE
TaichungSat 12:00 Noon262 km163 miles142 nmNorth-northeast NNE
XiamenSat 12:00 Noon300 km186 miles162 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ShantouSat 12:00 Noon319 km198 miles172 nmWest-northwest WNW
HsinchuSat 12:00 Noon341 km212 miles184 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Taoyuan CitySat 12:00 Noon375 km233 miles203 nmNorth-northeast NNE
TaipeiSat 12:00 Noon393 km244 miles212 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FoochowSat 12:00 Noon444 km276 miles240 nmNorth N
KowloonSat 12:00 Noon537 km334 miles290 nmWest W
ShenzhenSat 12:00 Noon543 km337 miles293 nmWest W
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