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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 Tuesday, July 23, 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 Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at 09:10:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 60' North, Longitude: 44° 08' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 436.02 meters/second, 1569.7 km/hour, 975.4 miles/hour or 847.6 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.26 miwest0° 00' 00.5"0.01 misouth16.26 mi
1 hour14° 59' 59.1"975.03 miwest0° 00' 30.9"0.59 misouth975.05 mi
24 hours0° 00' 18.0"0.32 mieast0° 12' 32.1"14.37 misouth14.38 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at 09:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 03' South, Longitude: 128° 14' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 434.58 meters/second, 1564.5 km/hour, 972.1 miles/hour or 844.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.4"16.20 miwest0° 00' 09.8"0.19 minorth16.20 mi
1 hour14° 25' 25.2"971.97 miwest0° 09' 59.2"11.44 minorth972.37 mi
24 hours13° 29' 16.6"908.94 mieast4° 18' 18.6"295.91 minorth962.57 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Khamis MushaitTue 12:10 PM238 km148 miles128 nmSouthwest SW
MakkahTue 12:10 PM476 km296 miles257 nmWest-northwest WNW
SanaTue 12:10 PM514 km319 miles278 nmSouth S
JeddahTue 12:10 PM543 km337 miles293 nmWest-northwest WNW
RiyadhTue 12:10 PM581 km361 miles314 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Al HudaydahTue 12:10 PM589 km366 miles318 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MedinaTue 12:10 PM679 km422 miles367 nmNorthwest NW
BuraidahTue 12:10 PM704 km437 miles380 nmNorth N
Ta'izzTue 12:10 PM711 km442 miles384 nmSouth S
Port SudanTue 12:10 PM725 km451 miles392 nmWest W
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