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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 22, 2013 at 13:44:00 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 Sunday, September 22, 2013 at 13:44:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 07' North, Longitude: 27° 50' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.94 meters/second, 1670.2 km/hour, 1037.8 miles/hour or 901.8 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.30 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth17.30 mi
1 hour15° 00' 13.1"1037.81 miwest0° 00' 58.3"1.11 misouth1037.81 mi
24 hours0° 05' 16.6"6.08 miwest0° 23' 20.8"26.74 misouth27.42 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, September 22, 2013 at 13:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 14' North, Longitude: 171° 48' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 434.84 meters/second, 1565.4 km/hour, 972.7 miles/hour or 845.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.2"16.21 miwest0° 00' 07.5"0.14 minorth16.21 mi
1 hour14° 30' 14.7"972.52 miwest0° 07' 32.0"8.63 minorth972.29 mi
24 hours11° 53' 59.9"797.95 mieast2° 37' 35.9"180.60 minorth813.34 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Fernando de NoronhaSun 11:44 AM675 km420 miles365 nmSouthwest SW
RecifeSun 10:44 AM1198 km744 miles647 nmSouthwest SW
FortalezaSun 10:44 AM1269 km789 miles685 nmWest-southwest WSW
PraiaSun 12:44 PM1705 km1060 miles921 nmNorth-northeast NNE
SalvadorSun 10:44 AM1863 km1158 miles1006 nmSouthwest SW
FreetownSun 1:44 PM1866 km1159 miles1007 nmEast-northeast ENE
BissauSun 1:44 PM1877 km1166 miles1013 nmNortheast NE
ConakrySun 1:44 PM1879 km1167 miles1015 nmNortheast NE
BanjulSun 1:44 PM1929 km1198 miles1041 nmNortheast NE
DakarSun 1:44 PM1976 km1228 miles1067 nmNortheast NE
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