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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 Sunday, June 30, 2013 at 04:00:00 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 Sunday, June 30, 2013 at 04:00:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 10' North, Longitude: 120° 55' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.61 meters/second, 1535.8 km/hour, 954.3 miles/hour or 829.3 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"15.91 miwest0° 00' 00.2"0.00 misouth15.91 mi
1 hour14° 59' 52.5"953.88 miwest0° 00' 09.2"0.18 misouth953.89 mi
24 hours0° 02' 55.6"3.11 mieast0° 03' 52.7"4.45 misouth5.43 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, June 30, 2013 at 04:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 05' North, Longitude: 27° 48' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.81 meters/second, 1608.5 km/hour, 999.5 miles/hour or 868.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.7"16.66 miwest0° 00' 10.6"0.20 minorth16.66 mi
1 hour14° 31' 46.8"999.39 miwest0° 10' 38.2"12.18 minorth999.30 mi
24 hours11° 14' 04.1"772.75 mieast4° 02' 13.8"277.44 minorth817.72 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KaohsiungSun 12:00 Noon49 km30 miles26 nmWest-southwest WSW
TaichungSun 12:00 Noon112 km70 miles61 nmNorth-northwest NNW
HsinchuSun 12:00 Noon182 km113 miles98 nmNorth N
Taoyuan CitySun 12:00 Noon207 km128 miles112 nmNorth N
TaipeiSun 12:00 Noon220 km136 miles119 nmNorth-northeast NNE
XiamenSun 12:00 Noon323 km200 miles174 nmWest-northwest WNW
FoochowSun 12:00 Noon362 km225 miles195 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ShantouSun 12:00 Noon434 km270 miles234 nmWest W
ShenzhenSun 12:00 Noon689 km428 miles372 nmWest W
KowloonSun 12:00 Noon690 km429 miles373 nmWest W
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