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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 Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at 19:44:00 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 Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at 19:44:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 11' North, Longitude: 115° 11' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 453.53 meters/second, 1632.7 km/hour, 1014.5 miles/hour or 881.6 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"16.91 miwest0° 00' 00.8"0.02 misouth16.91 mi
1 hour15° 00' 09.2"1014.38 miwest0° 00' 49.8"0.95 misouth1014.41 mi
24 hours0° 03' 44.3"4.22 miwest0° 20' 00.6"22.92 misouth23.31 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at 19:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 45' South, Longitude: 59° 51' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 441.78 meters/second, 1590.4 km/hour, 988.2 miles/hour or 858.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.2"16.47 miwest0° 00' 11.2"0.22 minorth16.47 mi
1 hour14° 27' 11.0"988.12 miwest0° 11' 18.3"12.95 minorth988.45 mi
24 hours12° 52' 34.1"880.32 mieast4° 40' 58.0"321.79 minorth941.55 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Puerto Vallarta *Tue 2:44 PM1412 km878 miles763 nmNortheast NE
Mazatlan *Tue 1:44 PM1533 km953 miles828 nmNortheast NE
Guadalajara *Tue 2:44 PM1573 km977 miles849 nmNortheast NE
Acapulco *Tue 2:44 PM1722 km1070 miles930 nmEast-northeast ENE
Aguascalientes *Tue 2:44 PM1737 km1080 miles938 nmNortheast NE
Leon *Tue 2:44 PM1746 km1085 miles943 nmNortheast NE
San Luis Potosi *Tue 2:44 PM1869 km1161 miles1009 nmNortheast NE
Mexico City *Tue 2:44 PM1895 km1178 miles1023 nmEast-northeast ENE
HermosilloTue 12:44 PM1919 km1193 miles1036 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Veracruz *Tue 2:44 PM2178 km1354 miles1176 nmEast-northeast ENE
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