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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 14, 2013 at 15:50:00 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 14, 2013 at 15:50:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 10' North, Longitude: 58° 38' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.24 meters/second, 1667.7 km/hour, 1036.2 miles/hour or 900.5 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.27 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth17.27 mi
1 hour15° 00' 13.4"1036.23 miwest0° 00' 57.5"1.10 misouth1036.24 mi
24 hours0° 05' 21.5"6.17 miwest0° 23' 04.8"26.43 misouth27.14 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 15:50:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 29' South, Longitude: 57° 22' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.50 meters/second, 1531.8 km/hour, 951.8 miles/hour or 827.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.2"15.86 miwest0° 00' 05.6"0.11 minorth15.86 mi
1 hour14° 25' 21.8"951.57 miwest0° 05' 46.4"6.62 minorth951.85 mi
24 hours13° 41' 34.4"903.44 mieast2° 48' 41.7"193.33 minorth930.34 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Boa VistaSat 11:50 AM234 km146 miles127 nmWest W
LindenSat 11:50 AM318 km197 miles172 nmNorth N
Nieuw NickerieSat 12:50 PM356 km221 miles192 nmNorth-northeast NNE
New AmsterdamSat 11:50 AM361 km225 miles195 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GeorgetownSat 11:50 AM406 km252 miles219 nmNorth N
ParamariboSat 12:50 PM483 km300 miles261 nmNortheast NE
Saint-Laurent-du-MaroniSat 12:50 PM572 km355 miles309 nmEast-northeast ENE
ManausSat 11:50 AM713 km443 miles385 nmSouth-southwest SSW
CayenneSat 12:50 PM726 km451 miles392 nmEast-northeast ENE
Ciudad BolívarSat 11:20 AM773 km480 miles417 nmNorthwest NW
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