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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 Friday, July 26, 2013 at 05:00:00 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 Friday, July 26, 2013 at 05:00:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 24' North, Longitude: 106° 38' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.67 meters/second, 1575.6 km/hour, 979.0 miles/hour or 850.8 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.32 miwest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 misouth16.32 mi
1 hour15° 00' 00.0"978.73 miwest0° 00' 33.2"0.64 misouth978.76 mi
24 hours0° 00' 06.7"0.12 miwest0° 13' 27.5"15.43 misouth15.43 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, July 26, 2013 at 05:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 04' South, Longitude: 29° 18' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.33 meters/second, 1614.0 km/hour, 1002.9 miles/hour or 871.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.7"16.71 miwest0° 00' 11.8"0.23 minorth16.71 mi
1 hour14° 29' 51.4"1002.81 miwest0° 11' 53.7"13.62 minorth1002.90 mi
24 hours11° 52' 20.6"821.22 mieast4° 38' 30.3"318.93 minorth880.18 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Hai PhongFri 12:00 Noon162 km101 miles88 nmNorth N
HanoiFri 12:00 Noon199 km124 miles108 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Xam NeuaFri 12:00 Noon293 km182 miles158 nmWest-northwest WNW
HuếFri 12:00 Noon340 km211 miles183 nmSouth-southeast SSE
SavannakhetFri 12:00 Noon372 km231 miles201 nmSouth-southwest SSW
HaikouFri 1:00 PM395 km246 miles213 nmEast E
Da NangFri 12:00 Noon404 km251 miles218 nmSouth-southeast SSE
NanningFri 1:00 PM417 km259 miles225 nmNorth-northeast NNE
VientianeFri 12:00 Noon453 km282 miles245 nmWest-southwest WSW
Udon ThaniFri 12:00 Noon462 km287 miles249 nmWest-southwest WSW
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