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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 21:00:00 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 21:00:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 17' North, Longitude: 134° 12' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.22 meters/second, 1534.4 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"953.00 miwest0° 00' 06.8"0.13 misouth953.01 mi
24 hours0° 03' 02.7"3.23 mieast0° 02' 56.8"3.38 misouth4.67 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 21:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 24' South, Longitude: 106° 07' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.88 meters/second, 1608.8 km/hour, 999.6 miles/hour or 868.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.5"16.66 miwest0° 00' 11.6"0.22 minorth16.66 mi
1 hour14° 29' 36.3"999.58 miwest0° 11' 44.4"13.45 minorth999.80 mi
24 hours11° 53' 54.7"820.62 mieast4° 41' 16.0"322.09 minorth883.11 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
San Jose *Thu 2:00 PM1953 km1214 miles1055 nmNortheast NE
Los Angeles *Thu 2:00 PM1959 km1217 miles1058 nmNortheast NE
San Francisco *Thu 2:00 PM1959 km1218 miles1058 nmNorth-northeast NNE
San Diego *Thu 2:00 PM1972 km1226 miles1065 nmNortheast NE
Oakland *Thu 2:00 PM1973 km1226 miles1065 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Tijuana *Thu 2:00 PM1974 km1227 miles1066 nmNortheast NE
Sacramento *Thu 2:00 PM2082 km1294 miles1124 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Mexicali *Thu 2:00 PM2112 km1312 miles1140 nmEast-northeast ENE
Las Vegas *Thu 2:00 PM2321 km1442 miles1253 nmNortheast NE
HermosilloThu 2:00 PM2405 km1494 miles1299 nmEast-northeast ENE
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