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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 09:00:00 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 09:00:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 16' North, Longitude: 45° 49' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.30 meters/second, 1534.7 km/hour, 953.6 miles/hour or 828.7 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"953.17 miwest0° 00' 07.4"0.14 misouth953.18 mi
24 hours0° 03' 01.2"3.20 mieast0° 03' 09.0"3.61 misouth4.83 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, June 28, 2013 at 09:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 03' South, Longitude: 67° 52' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.27 meters/second, 1613.8 km/hour, 1002.7 miles/hour or 871.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.2"16.71 miwest0° 00' 11.6"0.22 minorth16.71 mi
1 hour14° 30' 18.0"1002.68 miwest0° 11' 44.5"13.45 minorth1002.83 mi
24 hours11° 40' 06.3"806.60 mieast4° 37' 54.1"318.24 minorth867.37 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RiyadhFri 12:00 Noon180 km112 miles97 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Ad DawadmiFri 12:00 Noon201 km125 miles109 nmNorthwest NW
BuraidahFri 12:00 Noon391 km243 miles211 nmNorth-northwest NNW
HofufFri 12:00 Noon449 km279 miles242 nmEast-northeast ENE
DammamFri 12:00 Noon559 km347 miles302 nmNortheast NE
QatifFri 12:00 Noon559 km347 miles302 nmNortheast NE
Hafar Al-BatinFri 12:00 Noon573 km356 miles310 nmNorth N
RiffaFri 12:00 Noon575 km357 miles310 nmNortheast NE
ManamaFri 12:00 Noon583 km362 miles315 nmNortheast NE
Al-JamiliyahFri 12:00 Noon594 km369 miles321 nmEast-northeast ENE
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