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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 Sunday, June 2, 2013 at 04:54:00 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 Sunday, June 2, 2013 at 04:54:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 12' North, Longitude: 105° 60' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 429.60 meters/second, 1546.5 km/hour, 961.0 miles/hour or 835.1 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.02 miwest0° 00' 00.3"0.01 minorth16.02 mi
1 hour14° 59' 53.9"960.58 miwest0° 00' 19.1"0.37 minorth960.57 mi
24 hours0° 02' 26.8"2.61 mieast0° 07' 30.4"8.61 minorth9.00 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, June 2, 2013 at 04:54:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 12' North, Longitude: 33° 18' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.76 meters/second, 1615.5 km/hour, 1003.9 miles/hour or 872.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.0"16.73 miwest0° 00' 11.0"0.21 minorth16.73 mi
1 hour14° 32' 03.3"1003.78 miwest0° 10' 59.9"12.59 minorth1003.77 mi
24 hours11° 06' 54.6"767.65 mieast4° 15' 06.3"292.16 minorth819.22 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HanoiSun 11:54 AM130 km81 miles70 nmSouth S
Hai PhongSun 11:54 AM165 km102 miles89 nmSouth-southeast SSE
NanningSun 12:54 PM248 km154 miles134 nmEast-northeast ENE
Xam NeuaSun 11:54 AM283 km176 miles153 nmSouthwest SW
KunmingSun 12:54 PM459 km285 miles248 nmNorthwest NW
Luang PrabangSun 11:54 AM476 km296 miles257 nmWest-southwest WSW
GuiyangSun 12:54 PM490 km304 miles265 nmNorth N
HaikouSun 12:54 PM511 km318 miles276 nmEast-southeast ESE
GuilinSun 12:54 PM554 km345 miles299 nmNortheast NE
VientianeSun 11:54 AM588 km365 miles317 nmSouthwest SW
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