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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, July 21, 2013 at 21:10:00 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 Sunday, July 21, 2013 at 21:10:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 18' North, Longitude: 135° 53' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 435.18 meters/second, 1566.6 km/hour, 973.5 miles/hour or 845.9 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.22 miwest0° 00' 00.5"0.01 misouth16.22 mi
1 hour14° 59' 58.5"973.13 miwest0° 00' 29.7"0.57 misouth973.15 mi
24 hours0° 00' 31.0"0.56 mieast0° 12' 02.1"13.80 misouth13.81 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, July 21, 2013 at 21:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 56' South, Longitude: 30° 16' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 423.34 meters/second, 1524.0 km/hour, 947.0 miles/hour or 822.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 23.0"15.78 miwest0° 00' 06.0"0.12 minorth15.78 mi
1 hour14° 23' 08.6"946.75 miwest0° 06' 07.4"7.02 minorth947.05 mi
24 hours14° 29' 29.2"953.70 mieast3° 00' 33.5"206.93 minorth983.35 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HonoluluSun 11:10 AM2288 km1422 miles1236 nmWest W
Los Angeles *Sun 2:10 PM2311 km1436 miles1248 nmNortheast NE
San Diego *Sun 2:10 PM2313 km1437 miles1249 nmNortheast NE
Tijuana *Sun 2:10 PM2313 km1437 miles1249 nmNortheast NE
San Jose *Sun 2:10 PM2324 km1444 miles1255 nmNorth-northeast NNE
San Francisco *Sun 2:10 PM2332 km1449 miles1259 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Mexicali *Sun 2:10 PM2446 km1520 miles1321 nmNortheast NE
Sacramento *Sun 2:10 PM2454 km1525 miles1325 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Las Vegas *Sun 2:10 PM2675 km1662 miles1445 nmNortheast NE
HermosilloSun 2:10 PM2695 km1675 miles1455 nmEast-northeast ENE
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