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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 Monday, August 19, 2013 at 07:10:00 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 Monday, August 19, 2013 at 07:10:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 41' North, Longitude: 73° 25' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 452.65 meters/second, 1629.5 km/hour, 1012.6 miles/hour or 879.9 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"16.88 miwest0° 00' 00.8"0.02 misouth16.88 mi
1 hour15° 00' 08.8"1012.41 miwest0° 00' 49.1"0.94 misouth1012.44 mi
24 hours0° 03' 33.5"4.01 miwest0° 19' 42.9"22.59 misouth22.94 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, August 19, 2013 at 07:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 54' South, Longitude: 132° 18' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.99 meters/second, 1551.6 km/hour, 964.1 miles/hour or 837.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.0"16.07 miwest0° 00' 08.5"0.16 minorth16.07 mi
1 hour14° 25' 07.9"963.91 miwest0° 08' 36.5"9.87 minorth964.28 mi
24 hours13° 41' 51.5"915.71 mieast3° 51' 10.5"264.86 minorth960.41 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MangaluruMon 12:40 PM156 km97 miles84 nmEast E
UdupiMon 12:40 PM162 km100 miles87 nmEast-northeast ENE
KasaragodMon 12:40 PM173 km108 miles94 nmEast E
KundapurMon 12:40 PM174 km108 miles94 nmNortheast NE
ThalasseryMon 12:40 PM249 km155 miles134 nmEast-southeast ESE
HubballiMon 12:40 PM349 km217 miles188 nmNorth-northeast NNE
CoimbatoreMon 12:40 PM430 km267 miles232 nmEast-southeast ESE
KochiMon 12:40 PM433 km269 miles234 nmSoutheast SE
BengaluruMon 12:40 PM452 km281 miles244 nmEast E
AnantapurMon 12:40 PM503 km313 miles272 nmEast-northeast ENE
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