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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 15:50:00 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 15:50:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 15' North, Longitude: 56° 40' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.34 meters/second, 1534.8 km/hour, 953.7 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"15.90 miwest0° 00' 00.1"0.00 misouth15.90 mi
1 hour14° 59' 52.4"953.28 miwest0° 00' 07.7"0.15 misouth953.28 mi
24 hours0° 03' 00.4"3.19 mieast0° 03' 15.9"3.75 misouth4.92 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, June 28, 2013 at 15:50:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 43' South, Longitude: 167° 01' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.69 meters/second, 1615.3 km/hour, 1003.7 miles/hour or 872.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"16.73 miwest0° 00' 11.6"0.22 minorth16.73 mi
1 hour14° 30' 38.4"1003.64 miwest0° 11' 40.4"13.37 minorth1003.75 mi
24 hours11° 33' 34.1"799.52 mieast4° 34' 32.3"314.39 minorth858.69 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Codrington (Barbuda)Fri 11:50 AM822 km510 miles444 nmSouthwest SW
Saint John's (Antigua)Fri 11:50 AM868 km539 miles469 nmSouthwest SW
The ValleyFri 11:50 AM868 km540 miles469 nmSouthwest SW
GustaviaFri 11:50 AM875 km544 miles473 nmSouthwest SW
MarigotFri 11:50 AM881 km547 miles476 nmSouthwest SW
Basseterre (St. Kitts)Fri 11:50 AM912 km567 miles493 nmSouthwest SW
BradesFri 11:50 AM922 km573 miles498 nmSouthwest SW
Pointe-à-PitreFri 11:50 AM928 km577 miles501 nmSouthwest SW
Basse-Terre (Guadeloupe)Fri 11:50 AM962 km598 miles520 nmSouthwest SW
Road TownFri 11:50 AM985 km612 miles532 nmWest-southwest WSW
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