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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 Sunday, September 15, 2013 at 03:50:00 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 Sunday, September 15, 2013 at 03:50:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 59' North, Longitude: 121° 19' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.32 meters/second, 1668.0 km/hour, 1036.4 miles/hour or 900.6 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.27 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth17.27 mi
1 hour15° 00' 13.4"1036.41 miwest0° 00' 57.6"1.10 misouth1036.42 mi
24 hours0° 05' 21.8"6.17 miwest0° 23' 06.4"26.46 misouth27.17 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, September 15, 2013 at 03:50:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 13' South, Longitude: 115° 45' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.57 meters/second, 1542.8 km/hour, 958.7 miles/hour or 833.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.7"15.98 miwest0° 00' 07.1"0.13 minorth15.98 mi
1 hour14° 25' 46.4"958.47 miwest0° 07' 06.3"8.14 minorth958.79 mi
24 hours13° 30' 04.5"896.83 mieast3° 17' 27.9"226.27 minorth931.68 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
GorontaloSun 11:50 AM333 km207 miles180 nmSoutheast SE
ManadoSun 11:50 AM425 km264 miles229 nmEast-southeast ESE
Zamboanga CitySun 11:50 AM442 km275 miles239 nmNorth N
PaluSun 11:50 AM459 km285 miles248 nmSouth-southwest SSW
General SantosSun 11:50 AM550 km342 miles297 nmNortheast NE
SamarindaSun 11:50 AM603 km375 miles326 nmSouthwest SW
Marawi CitySun 11:50 AM645 km401 miles348 nmNorth-northeast NNE
DavaoSun 11:50 AM656 km408 miles354 nmNortheast NE
Kota KinabaluSun 11:50 AM670 km416 miles362 nmWest-northwest WNW
MamujuSun 11:50 AM681 km423 miles368 nmSouth-southwest SSW
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