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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 21:34:00 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 21:34:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 01' South, Longitude: 145° 22' 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 misouth1037.82 mi
24 hours0° 05' 15.8"6.07 miwest0° 23' 21.0"26.74 misouth27.42 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, September 22, 2013 at 21:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 11' North, Longitude: 74° 35' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 432.97 meters/second, 1558.7 km/hour, 968.5 miles/hour or 841.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.2"16.14 miwest0° 00' 06.8"0.13 minorth16.14 mi
1 hour14° 30' 14.8"968.32 miwest0° 06' 53.2"7.89 minorth968.09 mi
24 hours11° 53' 47.9"794.29 mieast2° 21' 15.6"161.89 minorth806.06 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiMon 11:34 AM1348 km838 miles728 nmWest W
PapeeteSun 11:34 AM1991 km1237 miles1075 nmSouth-southwest SSW
HonoluluSun 11:34 AM2722 km1691 miles1470 nmNorth-northwest NNW
RarotongaSun 11:34 AM2822 km1753 miles1524 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FakaofoMon 10:34 AM3047 km1893 miles1645 nmWest-southwest WSW
AdamstownSun 1:34 PM3222 km2002 miles1740 nmSouth-southeast SSE
ApiaMon 10:34 AM3287 km2042 miles1775 nmWest-southwest WSW
AlofiSun 10:34 AM3409 km2118 miles1841 nmSouthwest SW
Baker IslandSun 9:34 AM3463 km2152 miles1870 nmWest W
NukualofaMon 10:34 AM3997 km2484 miles2158 nmSouthwest SW
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