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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 Monday, July 22, 2013 at 09:10:00 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 Monday, July 22, 2013 at 09:10:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 12' North, Longitude: 44° 07' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 435.46 meters/second, 1567.6 km/hour, 974.1 miles/hour or 846.5 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.23 miwest0° 00' 00.5"0.01 misouth16.23 mi
1 hour14° 59' 58.6"973.76 miwest0° 00' 30.0"0.58 misouth973.78 mi
24 hours0° 00' 26.7"0.48 mieast0° 12' 12.1"13.99 misouth14.00 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, July 22, 2013 at 09:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 35' South, Longitude: 142° 25' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.78 meters/second, 1536.4 km/hour, 954.7 miles/hour or 829.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 23.6"15.91 miwest0° 00' 07.5"0.14 minorth15.91 mi
1 hour14° 23' 46.5"954.47 miwest0° 07' 36.7"8.73 minorth954.82 mi
24 hours14° 11' 10.2"940.55 mieast3° 31' 46.3"242.67 minorth979.08 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Khamis MushaitMon 12:10 PM255 km159 miles138 nmSouthwest SW
MakkahMon 12:10 PM468 km291 miles253 nmWest-northwest WNW
JeddahMon 12:10 PM535 km332 miles289 nmWest-northwest WNW
SanaMon 12:10 PM537 km333 miles290 nmSouth S
RiyadhMon 12:10 PM561 km349 miles303 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Al HudaydahMon 12:10 PM611 km380 miles330 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MedinaMon 12:10 PM662 km412 miles358 nmNorthwest NW
BuraidahMon 12:10 PM681 km423 miles368 nmNorth N
Port SudanMon 12:10 PM726 km451 miles392 nmWest W
Ta'izzMon 12:10 PM733 km456 miles396 nmSouth S
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