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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 10:10:00 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 Friday, June 28, 2013 at 10:10:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 15' North, Longitude: 28° 19' 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"953.19 miwest0° 00' 07.4"0.14 misouth953.20 mi
24 hours0° 03' 01.1"3.20 mieast0° 03' 10.2"3.64 misouth4.84 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, June 28, 2013 at 10:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 49' South, Longitude: 84° 48' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.36 meters/second, 1614.1 km/hour, 1003.0 miles/hour or 871.5 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 minorth16.72 mi
1 hour14° 30' 21.6"1002.89 miwest0° 11' 44.0"13.44 minorth1003.03 mi
24 hours11° 38' 55.2"805.34 mieast4° 37' 23.9"317.66 minorth865.87 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Kharga OasisFri 12:10 PM331 km206 miles179 nmNortheast NE
AswanFri 12:10 PM476 km296 miles257 nmEast-northeast ENE
LuxorFri 12:10 PM514 km319 miles278 nmEast-northeast ENE
AsyutFri 12:10 PM522 km324 miles282 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Kufra *Fri 12:10 PM524 km325 miles283 nmWest-northwest WNW
HurghadaFri 12:10 PM708 km440 miles382 nmNortheast NE
Al JizahFri 12:10 PM802 km498 miles433 nmNorth-northeast NNE
CairoFri 12:10 PM806 km501 miles435 nmNorth-northeast NNE
SuezFri 12:10 PM855 km531 miles461 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AlexandriaFri 12:10 PM896 km557 miles484 nmNorth N
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