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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 10:00:00 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 Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 10:00:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 12' North, Longitude: 30° 52' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.47 meters/second, 1535.3 km/hour, 954.0 miles/hour or 829.0 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"953.57 miwest0° 00' 08.5"0.16 misouth953.58 mi
24 hours0° 02' 58.2"3.15 mieast0° 03' 34.4"4.10 misouth5.17 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 10:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 47' North, Longitude: 70° 44' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.57 meters/second, 1614.9 km/hour, 1003.4 miles/hour or 872.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.3"16.72 miwest0° 00' 11.2"0.22 minorth16.72 mi
1 hour14° 31' 20.8"1003.35 miwest0° 11' 17.0"12.92 minorth1003.35 mi
24 hours11° 20' 44.9"783.88 mieast4° 21' 06.6"299.03 minorth836.93 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AswanSat 12:00 Noon229 km142 miles124 nmEast-northeast ENE
Kharga OasisSat 12:00 Noon250 km155 miles135 nmNorth N
LuxorSat 12:00 Noon329 km204 miles178 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AsyutSat 12:00 Noon442 km274 miles239 nmNorth N
HurghadaSat 12:00 Noon538 km334 miles290 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Al JizahSat 12:00 Noon755 km469 miles408 nmNorth N
CairoSat 12:00 Noon759 km471 miles410 nmNorth N
Port SudanSat 1:00 PM768 km477 miles415 nmEast-southeast ESE
SuezSat 12:00 Noon768 km477 miles415 nmNorth-northeast NNE
KhartoumSat 1:00 PM859 km534 miles464 nmSouth-southeast SSE
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