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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, September 18, 2013 at 01:44:00 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 Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 01:44:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 51' North, Longitude: 152° 34' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.70 meters/second, 1669.3 km/hour, 1037.3 miles/hour or 901.4 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.29 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth17.29 mi
1 hour15° 00' 13.4"1037.27 miwest0° 00' 58.0"1.11 misouth1037.28 mi
24 hours0° 05' 22.0"6.19 miwest0° 23' 14.1"26.61 misouth27.32 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 01:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 44' South, Longitude: 46° 06' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.24 meters/second, 1606.4 km/hour, 998.2 miles/hour or 867.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.6"16.64 miwest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 minorth16.64 mi
1 hour14° 28' 44.6"998.11 miwest0° 11' 39.2"13.35 minorth998.34 mi
24 hours12° 21' 14.1"851.62 mieast4° 42' 31.9"323.54 minorth912.82 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PalikirWed 12:44 PM837 km520 miles452 nmNortheast NE
BukaWed 11:44 AM840 km522 miles453 nmSouth-southeast SSE
ArawaWed 11:44 AM954 km593 miles515 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Port MoresbyWed 11:44 AM1385 km861 miles748 nmSouth-southwest SSW
JayapuraWed 10:44 AM1406 km874 miles759 nmWest-southwest WSW
HoniaraWed 12:44 PM1494 km928 miles806 nmSouth-southeast SSE
HagåtñaWed 11:44 AM1546 km961 miles835 nmNorth-northwest NNW
YarenWed 1:44 PM1620 km1006 miles874 nmEast E
ManokwariWed 10:44 AM2081 km1293 miles1124 nmWest W
MelekeokWed 10:44 AM2085 km1295 miles1126 nmWest-northwest WNW
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