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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 Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at 16:56:00 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 Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at 16:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 09' North, Longitude: 72° 51' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.90 meters/second, 1619.7 km/hour, 1006.4 miles/hour or 874.5 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"16.77 miwest0° 00' 00.8"0.01 misouth16.77 mi
1 hour15° 00' 07.2"1006.23 miwest0° 00' 46.5"0.89 misouth1006.26 mi
24 hours0° 02' 57.8"3.31 miwest0° 18' 45.4"21.49 misouth21.75 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at 16:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 53' South, Longitude: 15° 58' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.05 meters/second, 1530.2 km/hour, 950.8 miles/hour or 826.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.3"15.85 miwest0° 00' 05.3"0.10 misouth15.85 mi
1 hour14° 26' 18.3"950.52 miwest0° 05' 18.9"6.09 misouth950.30 mi
24 hours13° 46' 24.9"906.77 mieast1° 36' 08.0"110.20 misouth909.26 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
OranjestadWed 12:56 PM361 km225 miles195 nmEast-southeast ESE
MaracaiboWed 12:26 PM401 km249 miles217 nmSouth-southeast SSE
BarranquillaWed 11:56 AM411 km255 miles222 nmSouth-southwest SSW
WillemstadWed 12:56 PM480 km298 miles259 nmEast-southeast ESE
Port-au-Prince *Wed 12:56 PM488 km303 miles263 nmNorth N
CartagenaWed 11:56 AM509 km316 miles275 nmSouthwest SW
San Juan de la MaguanaWed 12:56 PM543 km337 miles293 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Santo DomingoWed 12:56 PM569 km354 miles307 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Gonaïves *Wed 12:56 PM586 km364 miles316 nmNorth N
BarquisimetoWed 12:26 PM596 km370 miles322 nmSoutheast SE
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