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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 Saturday, August 10, 2013 at 05:40:00 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 Saturday, August 10, 2013 at 05:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 30' North, Longitude: 96° 21' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.11 meters/second, 1609.6 km/hour, 1000.2 miles/hour or 869.1 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"16.67 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 misouth16.67 mi
1 hour15° 00' 05.5"999.95 miwest0° 00' 44.0"0.84 misouth999.98 mi
24 hours0° 02' 19.7"2.59 miwest0° 17' 42.9"20.30 misouth20.47 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, August 10, 2013 at 05:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 42' South, Longitude: 131° 03' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.49 meters/second, 1618.2 km/hour, 1005.5 miles/hour or 873.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"16.76 miwest0° 00' 10.7"0.21 misouth16.76 mi
1 hour14° 32' 28.3"1005.38 miwest0° 10' 49.6"12.40 misouth1005.41 mi
24 hours11° 09' 34.0"771.57 mieast4° 17' 44.3"295.16 misouth824.63 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
YangonSat 12:10 PM141 km88 miles76 nmNorth N
MawlamyineSat 12:10 PM175 km109 miles94 nmNortheast NE
DaweiSat 12:10 PM254 km158 miles137 nmSoutheast SE
Nakhon SawanSat 12:40 PM407 km253 miles220 nmEast E
Chiang MaiSat 12:40 PM459 km285 miles248 nmNortheast NE
NaypyidawSat 12:10 PM471 km293 miles254 nmNorth N
BangkokSat 12:40 PM488 km303 miles263 nmEast-southeast ESE
PattayaSat 12:40 PM566 km352 miles306 nmEast-southeast ESE
Port BlairSat 11:10 AM595 km369 miles321 nmSouthwest SW
Nakhon RatchasimaSat 12:40 PM621 km386 miles335 nmEast E
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