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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 Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 16:00:00 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 Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 16:00:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 18' North, Longitude: 59° 13' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.19 meters/second, 1534.3 km/hour, 953.4 miles/hour or 828.4 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"15.89 miwest0° 00' 00.1"0.00 misouth15.89 mi
1 hour14° 59' 52.3"952.94 miwest0° 00' 06.6"0.13 misouth952.94 mi
24 hours0° 03' 03.2"3.24 mieast0° 02' 51.6"3.28 misouth4.61 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 16:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 22' South, Longitude: 178° 34' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.07 meters/second, 1605.8 km/hour, 997.8 miles/hour or 867.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.1"16.63 miwest0° 00' 11.6"0.22 minorth16.63 mi
1 hour14° 29' 16.8"997.75 miwest0° 11' 41.5"13.39 minorth998.00 mi
24 hours347° 59' 27.5"827.04 miwest4° 41' 37.6"322.51 minorth889.79 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Codrington (Barbuda)Thu 12:00 Noon683 km424 miles369 nmSouth-southwest SSW
The ValleyThu 12:00 Noon690 km429 miles373 nmSouthwest SW
MarigotThu 12:00 Noon705 km438 miles381 nmSouthwest SW
GustaviaThu 12:00 Noon707 km440 miles382 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Saint John's (Antigua)Thu 12:00 Noon737 km458 miles398 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Basseterre (St. Kitts)Thu 12:00 Noon757 km471 miles409 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Road TownThu 12:00 Noon779 km484 miles420 nmSouthwest SW
BradesThu 12:00 Noon787 km489 miles425 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Pointe-à-PitreThu 12:00 Noon818 km508 miles442 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Basse-Terre (Guadeloupe)Thu 12:00 Noon850 km528 miles459 nmSouth-southwest SSW
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