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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 16:00:00 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 16:00:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 15' North, Longitude: 59° 10' 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 misouth953.29 mi
24 hours0° 03' 00.4"3.19 mieast0° 03' 16.1"3.75 misouth4.92 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, June 28, 2013 at 16:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 41' South, Longitude: 169° 26' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.70 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' 38.8"1003.65 miwest0° 11' 40.3"13.37 minorth1003.76 mi
24 hours11° 33' 25.3"799.35 mieast4° 34' 26.6"314.28 minorth858.48 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 12:00 Noon680 km422 miles367 nmSouth-southwest SSW
The ValleyFri 12:00 Noon689 km428 miles372 nmSouthwest SW
MarigotFri 12:00 Noon704 km437 miles380 nmSouthwest SW
GustaviaFri 12:00 Noon706 km439 miles381 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Saint John's (Antigua)Fri 12:00 Noon734 km456 miles396 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Basseterre (St. Kitts)Fri 12:00 Noon755 km469 miles408 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Road TownFri 12:00 Noon779 km484 miles421 nmSouthwest SW
BradesFri 12:00 Noon784 km487 miles423 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Pointe-à-PitreFri 12:00 Noon814 km506 miles440 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Basse-Terre (Guadeloupe)Fri 12:00 Noon846 km526 miles457 nmSouth-southwest SSW
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