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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 Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 04:10:00 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 Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 04:10:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 13' North, Longitude: 118° 22' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.43 meters/second, 1535.1 km/hour, 953.9 miles/hour or 828.9 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' 52.5"953.47 miwest0° 00' 08.2"0.16 misouth953.48 mi
24 hours0° 02' 58.9"3.16 mieast0° 03' 28.5"3.99 misouth5.09 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 04:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 40' North, Longitude: 13° 59' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.80 meters/second, 1615.7 km/hour, 1003.9 miles/hour or 872.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.1"16.73 miwest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 minorth16.73 mi
1 hour14° 31' 09.1"1003.88 miwest0° 11' 26.4"13.10 minorth1003.91 mi
24 hours11° 24' 09.7"788.40 mieast4° 26' 05.1"304.72 minorth843.68 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
XiamenSat 12:10 PM140 km87 miles76 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ShantouSat 12:10 PM173 km108 miles94 nmWest W
KaohsiungSat 12:10 PM215 km133 miles116 nmEast E
TaichungSat 12:10 PM257 km160 miles139 nmEast-northeast ENE
HsinchuSat 12:10 PM318 km198 miles172 nmNortheast NE
FoochowSat 12:10 PM331 km205 miles178 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Taoyuan CitySat 12:10 PM358 km223 miles194 nmNortheast NE
TaipeiSat 12:10 PM380 km236 miles205 nmEast-northeast ENE
ShenzhenSat 12:10 PM430 km267 miles232 nmWest W
KowloonSat 12:10 PM433 km269 miles234 nmWest-southwest WSW
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