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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 14:44:00 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 14:44:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 06' North, Longitude: 42° 51' 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' 16.5"6.08 miwest0° 23' 20.8"26.74 misouth27.42 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, September 22, 2013 at 14:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 21' North, Longitude: 173° 42' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 434.60 meters/second, 1564.6 km/hour, 972.2 miles/hour or 844.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.2"16.20 miwest0° 00' 07.5"0.14 minorth16.20 mi
1 hour14° 30' 14.7"971.98 miwest0° 07' 27.1"8.54 minorth971.75 mi
24 hours348° 06' 01.1"797.49 miwest2° 35' 32.4"178.24 minorth812.39 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
FortalezaSun 11:44 AM637 km396 miles344 nmSoutheast SE
BelémSun 11:44 AM651 km404 miles351 nmWest-southwest WSW
CayenneSun 11:44 AM1183 km735 miles639 nmWest-northwest WNW
RecifeSun 11:44 AM1265 km786 miles683 nmSoutheast SE
ParamariboSun 11:44 AM1509 km937 miles815 nmWest-northwest WNW
SalvadorSun 11:44 AM1523 km946 miles822 nmSouth-southeast SSE
BrasiliaSun 11:44 AM1843 km1145 miles995 nmSouth-southwest SSW
GeorgetownSun 10:44 AM1856 km1153 miles1002 nmWest-northwest WNW
ManausSun 10:44 AM1944 km1208 miles1050 nmWest W
BridgetownSun 10:44 AM2344 km1456 miles1266 nmNorthwest NW
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