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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 Friday, June 28, 2013 at 06:00:00 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 Friday, June 28, 2013 at 06:00:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 16' North, Longitude: 90° 49' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.28 meters/second, 1534.6 km/hour, 953.6 miles/hour or 828.6 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' 52.4"953.13 miwest0° 00' 07.2"0.14 misouth953.14 mi
24 hours0° 03' 01.6"3.21 mieast0° 03' 05.9"3.56 misouth4.79 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, June 28, 2013 at 06:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 38' South, Longitude: 24° 22' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.00 meters/second, 1612.8 km/hour, 1002.1 miles/hour or 870.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.0"16.70 miwest0° 00' 11.7"0.22 minorth16.70 mi
1 hour14° 30' 08.2"1002.08 miwest0° 11' 45.4"13.46 minorth1002.25 mi
24 hours11° 43' 16.5"809.92 mieast4° 39' 03.5"319.56 minorth871.26 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
ChandpurFri 12:00 Noon18 km11 miles9 nmWest-southwest WSW
ComillaFri 12:00 Noon42 km26 miles23 nmEast-northeast ENE
AgartalaFri 11:30 AM51 km32 miles28 nmEast-northeast ENE
DhakaFri 12:00 Noon65 km40 miles35 nmNorthwest NW
BarisalFri 12:00 Noon81 km50 miles44 nmSouthwest SW
KhulnaFri 12:00 Noon137 km85 miles74 nmWest-southwest WSW
ChittagongFri 12:00 Noon144 km90 miles78 nmSoutheast SE
JessoreFri 12:00 Noon166 km103 miles89 nmWest W
MymensinghFri 12:00 Noon170 km106 miles92 nmNorth-northwest NNW
PabnaFri 12:00 Noon179 km111 miles97 nmWest-northwest WNW
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