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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 Sunday, August 18, 2013 at 03:10:00 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 Sunday, August 18, 2013 at 03:10:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 04' North, Longitude: 133° 29' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 451.97 meters/second, 1627.1 km/hour, 1011.0 miles/hour or 878.6 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"16.85 miwest0° 00' 00.8"0.02 misouth16.85 mi
1 hour15° 00' 08.3"1010.88 miwest0° 00' 48.4"0.93 misouth1010.91 mi
24 hours0° 03' 24.9"3.84 miwest0° 19' 28.9"22.32 misouth22.65 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, August 18, 2013 at 03:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 10' South, Longitude: 88° 52' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 423.25 meters/second, 1523.7 km/hour, 946.8 miles/hour or 822.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 23.9"15.78 miwest0° 00' 05.2"0.10 minorth15.78 mi
1 hour14° 24' 01.4"946.53 miwest0° 05' 22.7"6.17 minorth946.79 mi
24 hours14° 14' 04.3"935.63 mieast2° 42' 42.7"186.48 minorth960.78 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MelekeokSun 12:10 PM628 km390 miles339 nmSouth-southeast SSE
DavaoSun 11:10 AM1087 km676 miles587 nmSouthwest SW
General SantosSun 11:10 AM1192 km741 miles644 nmSouthwest SW
HagåtñaSun 1:10 PM1222 km760 miles660 nmEast E
QuezonSun 11:10 AM1354 km842 miles731 nmWest W
ManilaSun 11:10 AM1360 km845 miles734 nmWest W
ManokwariSun 12:10 PM1542 km958 miles833 nmSouth S
ManadoSun 11:10 AM1596 km991 miles862 nmSouthwest SW
GorontaloSun 11:10 AM1800 km1119 miles972 nmSouthwest SW
TaipeiSun 11:10 AM1827 km1135 miles987 nmNorthwest NW
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