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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 16:54:00 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 16:54:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 11' North, Longitude: 72° 37' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.52 meters/second, 1535.5 km/hour, 954.1 miles/hour or 829.1 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"953.68 miwest0° 00' 08.7"0.17 misouth953.69 mi
24 hours0° 02' 57.3"3.13 mieast0° 03' 41.4"4.23 misouth5.27 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 16:54:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 04' North, Longitude: 170° 57' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.07 meters/second, 1613.1 km/hour, 1002.3 miles/hour or 871.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.5"16.70 miwest0° 00' 11.0"0.21 minorth16.71 mi
1 hour14° 31' 32.7"1002.23 miwest0° 11' 03.8"12.67 minorth1002.20 mi
24 hours11° 17' 31.2"779.12 mieast4° 14' 28.7"291.45 minorth829.27 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Cockburn Harbour *Sat 12:54 PM218 km135 miles118 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Cockburn Town *Sat 12:54 PM244 km152 miles132 nmSoutheast SE
Cap-Haïtien *Sat 12:54 PM382 km237 miles206 nmSouth S
Gonaïves *Sat 12:54 PM414 km257 miles224 nmSouth S
Puerto PlataSat 12:54 PM425 km264 miles229 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Holguín *Sat 12:54 PM455 km282 miles245 nmWest-southwest WSW
Santiago de los CaballerosSat 12:54 PM458 km285 miles247 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Santiago de Cuba *Sat 12:54 PM483 km300 miles261 nmSouthwest SW
Concepción de La VegaSat 12:54 PM489 km304 miles264 nmSouth-southeast SSE
San Juan de la MaguanaSat 12:54 PM506 km314 miles273 nmSouth-southeast SSE
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