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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 Monday, June 24, 2013 at 11:32:00 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 Monday, June 24, 2013 at 11:32:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 24' North, Longitude: 7° 37' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.85 meters/second, 1533.1 km/hour, 952.6 miles/hour or 827.8 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"15.88 miwest0° 00' 00.1"0.00 misouth15.88 mi
1 hour14° 59' 51.9"952.17 miwest0° 00' 03.3"0.06 misouth952.17 mi
24 hours0° 03' 10.2"3.36 mieast0° 01' 33.3"1.78 misouth3.80 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, June 24, 2013 at 11:32:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 49' South, Longitude: 157° 31' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 423.63 meters/second, 1525.1 km/hour, 947.6 miles/hour or 823.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 23.0"15.79 miwest0° 00' 06.3"0.12 minorth15.79 mi
1 hour14° 23' 09.4"947.40 miwest0° 06' 24.9"7.36 minorth947.71 mi
24 hours14° 23' 36.3"947.89 mieast3° 06' 02.9"213.22 minorth979.13 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TamanrassetMon 12:32 PM225 km140 miles122 nmWest-southwest WSW
ArlitMon 12:32 PM516 km321 miles279 nmSouth S
In SalahMon 12:32 PM667 km414 miles360 nmNorthwest NW
AgadezMon 12:32 PM713 km443 miles385 nmSouth S
Tripoli *Mon 1:32 PM1185 km736 miles640 nmNorth-northeast NNE
NiameyMon 12:32 PM1239 km770 miles669 nmSouth-southwest SSW
KanoMon 12:32 PM1265 km786 miles683 nmSouth S
NdjamenaMon 12:32 PM1477 km918 miles797 nmSouth-southeast SSE
TunisMon 12:32 PM1504 km934 miles812 nmNorth N
Valletta *Mon 1:32 PM1537 km955 miles830 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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