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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 17:00:00 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 17:00:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 17' North, Longitude: 74° 13' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.20 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"952.95 miwest0° 00' 06.6"0.13 misouth952.96 mi
24 hours0° 03' 03.1"3.23 mieast0° 02' 52.7"3.30 misouth4.62 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 17:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 11' South, Longitude: 164° 05' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.24 meters/second, 1606.5 km/hour, 998.2 miles/hour or 867.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.3"16.64 miwest0° 00' 11.6"0.22 minorth16.64 mi
1 hour14° 29' 20.8"998.14 miwest0° 11' 42.2"13.40 minorth998.38 mi
24 hours11° 59' 10.5"825.73 mieast4° 41' 36.4"322.49 minorth888.45 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Holguín *Thu 1:00 PM340 km211 miles183 nmSouthwest SW
Nassau *Thu 1:00 PM372 km231 miles201 nmWest-northwest WNW
Cockburn Town *Thu 1:00 PM376 km234 miles203 nmEast-southeast ESE
Santiago de Cuba *Thu 1:00 PM398 km248 miles215 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Camagüey *Thu 1:00 PM436 km271 miles236 nmWest-southwest WSW
Cap-Haïtien *Thu 1:00 PM443 km275 miles239 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Gonaïves *Thu 1:00 PM454 km282 miles245 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Puerto PlataThu 1:00 PM531 km330 miles287 nmSoutheast SE
Santiago de los CaballerosThu 1:00 PM559 km347 miles302 nmSoutheast SE
Port-au-Prince *Thu 1:00 PM562 km349 miles303 nmSouth-southeast SSE
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