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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 10:54:00 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 Sunday, June 30, 2013 at 10:54:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 09' North, Longitude: 17° 26' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.67 meters/second, 1536.0 km/hour, 954.4 miles/hour or 829.4 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' 52.6"954.01 miwest0° 00' 09.5"0.18 misouth954.02 mi
24 hours0° 02' 54.7"3.09 mieast0° 03' 59.7"4.58 misouth5.53 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, June 30, 2013 at 10:54:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 17' North, Longitude: 72° 28' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.77 meters/second, 1604.8 km/hour, 997.1 miles/hour or 866.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.8"16.62 miwest0° 00' 10.3"0.20 minorth16.62 mi
1 hour14° 31' 52.9"997.04 miwest0° 10' 19.7"11.83 minorth996.92 mi
24 hours11° 12' 54.7"769.53 mieast3° 53' 42.3"267.69 minorth811.05 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BardaïSun 11:54 AM205 km127 miles111 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Sabha *Sun 12:54 PM527 km327 miles284 nmNorthwest NW
Faya-LargeauSun 11:54 AM603 km375 miles326 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Kufra *Sun 12:54 PM610 km379 miles329 nmEast-northeast ENE
FadaSun 11:54 AM790 km491 miles426 nmSoutheast SE
Tripoli *Sun 12:54 PM1158 km720 miles625 nmNorth-northwest NNW
NdjamenaSun 11:54 AM1247 km775 miles673 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Valletta *Sun 12:54 PM1442 km896 miles778 nmNorth N
AlexandriaSun 12:54 PM1528 km949 miles825 nmNortheast NE
KanoSun 11:54 AM1553 km965 miles838 nmSouthwest SW
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