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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 21, 2013 at 01:54:00 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 21, 2013 at 01:54:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 06' North, Longitude: 152° 18' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 453.67 meters/second, 1633.2 km/hour, 1014.8 miles/hour or 881.9 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"16.91 miwest0° 00' 00.8"0.02 misouth16.91 mi
1 hour15° 00' 09.3"1014.71 miwest0° 00' 49.9"0.95 misouth1014.73 mi
24 hours0° 03' 46.2"4.25 miwest0° 20' 03.5"22.98 misouth23.37 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at 01:54:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 34' South, Longitude: 29° 18' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.25 meters/second, 1595.7 km/hour, 991.5 miles/hour or 861.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.5"16.52 miwest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 minorth16.53 mi
1 hour14° 27' 31.6"991.41 miwest0° 11' 33.9"13.24 minorth991.72 mi
24 hours12° 44' 52.5"874.11 mieast4° 44' 40.7"326.02 minorth936.49 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SaipanWed 11:54 AM788 km489 miles425 nmWest-northwest WNW
HagåtñaWed 11:54 AM834 km518 miles450 nmWest-northwest WNW
PalikirWed 12:54 PM862 km536 miles465 nmSoutheast SE
Wake IslandWed 1:54 PM1730 km1075 miles934 nmEast-northeast ENE
MelekeokWed 10:54 AM2004 km1246 miles1082 nmWest-southwest WSW
JayapuraWed 10:54 AM2066 km1284 miles1115 nmSouthwest SW
YarenWed 1:54 PM2135 km1327 miles1153 nmSoutheast SE
MajuroWed 1:54 PM2144 km1332 miles1158 nmEast-southeast ESE
Port MoresbyWed 11:54 AM2450 km1522 miles1323 nmSouth-southwest SSW
ManokwariWed 10:54 AM2474 km1537 miles1336 nmSouthwest SW
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