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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 09:20:00 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 09:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 12' North, Longitude: 41° 37' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 435.46 meters/second, 1567.7 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 misouth973.79 mi
24 hours0° 00' 26.6"0.48 mieast0° 12' 12.3"13.99 misouth14.00 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, July 22, 2013 at 09:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 33' South, Longitude: 144° 49' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.83 meters/second, 1536.6 km/hour, 954.8 miles/hour or 829.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 23.7"15.91 miwest0° 00' 07.5"0.14 minorth15.91 mi
1 hour14° 23' 47.2"954.58 miwest0° 07' 37.9"8.75 minorth954.94 mi
24 hours14° 10' 53.8"940.35 mieast3° 32' 10.2"243.12 minorth979.00 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MakkahMon 12:20 PM232 km144 miles125 nmNorthwest NW
Khamis MushaitMon 12:20 PM240 km149 miles130 nmSouth-southeast SSE
JeddahMon 12:20 PM293 km182 miles158 nmWest-northwest WNW
Port SudanMon 12:20 PM466 km289 miles251 nmWest W
MedinaMon 12:20 PM516 km321 miles279 nmNorth-northwest NNW
KerenMon 12:20 PM593 km369 miles320 nmSouthwest SW
SanaMon 12:20 PM603 km375 miles325 nmSouth-southeast SSE
AsmaraMon 12:20 PM609 km379 miles329 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Al HudaydahMon 12:20 PM614 km382 miles332 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MendeferaMon 12:20 PM659 km410 miles356 nmSouth-southwest SSW
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