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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 17:00:00 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 17:00:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 15' North, Longitude: 74° 10' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.35 meters/second, 1534.9 km/hour, 953.7 miles/hour or 828.8 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"953.29 miwest0° 00' 07.7"0.15 misouth953.30 mi
24 hours0° 03' 00.3"3.19 mieast0° 03' 17.1"3.77 misouth4.94 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, June 28, 2013 at 17:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 29' South, Longitude: 176° 04' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.74 meters/second, 1615.5 km/hour, 1003.8 miles/hour or 872.3 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' 41.7"1003.74 miwest0° 11' 39.5"13.35 minorth1003.84 mi
24 hours348° 27' 26.9"798.37 miwest4° 33' 52.0"313.62 minorth857.23 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Holguín *Fri 1:00 PM339 km211 miles183 nmSouthwest SW
Cockburn Town *Fri 1:00 PM369 km229 miles199 nmEast-southeast ESE
Nassau *Fri 1:00 PM379 km236 miles205 nmWest-northwest WNW
Santiago de Cuba *Fri 1:00 PM396 km246 miles214 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Cap-Haïtien *Fri 1:00 PM436 km271 miles235 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Camagüey *Fri 1:00 PM438 km272 miles237 nmWest-southwest WSW
Gonaïves *Fri 1:00 PM447 km278 miles241 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Puerto PlataFri 1:00 PM524 km326 miles283 nmSoutheast SE
Santiago de los CaballerosFri 1:00 PM552 km343 miles298 nmSoutheast SE
Port-au-Prince *Fri 1:00 PM555 km345 miles300 nmSouth-southeast SSE
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