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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 16:10:00 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 16:10:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 18' North, Longitude: 61° 43' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.19 meters/second, 1534.3 km/hour, 953.4 miles/hour or 828.5 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' 51.9"3.29 misouth4.61 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 16:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 20' South, Longitude: 176° 09' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.10 meters/second, 1606.0 km/hour, 997.9 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' 29.3"16.63 miwest0° 00' 11.6"0.22 minorth16.63 mi
1 hour14° 29' 17.5"997.82 miwest0° 11' 41.6"13.39 minorth998.07 mi
24 hours347° 59' 41.1"826.82 miwest4° 41' 37.6"322.51 minorth889.57 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
The ValleyThu 12:10 PM579 km360 miles313 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MarigotThu 12:10 PM596 km370 miles322 nmSouth-southwest SSW
GustaviaThu 12:10 PM609 km378 miles329 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Road TownThu 12:10 PM618 km384 miles334 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Codrington (Barbuda)Thu 12:10 PM626 km389 miles338 nmSouth S
Charlotte AmalieThu 12:10 PM642 km399 miles346 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Basseterre (St. Kitts)Thu 12:10 PM672 km417 miles363 nmSouth S
Saint John's (Antigua)Thu 12:10 PM684 km425 miles369 nmSouth S
San JuanThu 12:10 PM704 km437 miles380 nmSouthwest SW
CaguasThu 12:10 PM718 km446 miles388 nmSouthwest SW
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