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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 Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 16:40:00 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 Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 16:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 49' North, Longitude: 70° 31' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 461.56 meters/second, 1661.6 km/hour, 1032.5 miles/hour or 897.2 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.21 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth17.21 mi
1 hour15° 00' 12.8"1032.46 miwest0° 00' 56.3"1.07 misouth1032.47 mi
24 hours0° 05' 09.0"5.91 miwest0° 22' 34.2"25.85 misouth26.51 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 16:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 46' South, Longitude: 47° 06' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.80 meters/second, 1604.9 km/hour, 997.2 miles/hour or 866.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.9"16.62 miwest0° 00' 10.5"0.20 misouth16.62 mi
1 hour14° 30' 57.6"997.09 miwest0° 10' 28.8"12.00 misouth996.98 mi
24 hours11° 50' 13.3"813.08 mieast4° 01' 43.4"276.87 misouth855.09 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
CúcutaSat 11:40 AM320 km199 miles173 nmNorthwest NW
Puerto AyacuchoSat 12:10 PM321 km200 miles173 nmEast E
BucaramangaSat 11:40 AM326 km203 miles176 nmWest-northwest WNW
VillavicencioSat 11:40 AM392 km243 miles212 nmWest-southwest WSW
San Fernando de ApureSat 12:10 PM407 km253 miles220 nmNortheast NE
BogotaSat 11:40 AM416 km258 miles225 nmWest-southwest WSW
BarquisimetoSat 12:10 PM487 km302 miles263 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MitúSat 11:40 AM506 km314 miles273 nmSouth S
MaracaiboSat 12:10 PM556 km346 miles300 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ManizalesSat 11:40 AM562 km349 miles303 nmWest W
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