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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 Monday, September 23, 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 Monday, September 23, 2013 at 01:44:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 05' South, Longitude: 152° 07' East

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' 15.6"6.06 miwest0° 23' 21.1"26.74 misouth27.42 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, September 23, 2013 at 01:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 39' North, Longitude: 14° 09' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 432.00 meters/second, 1555.2 km/hour, 966.4 miles/hour or 839.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.2"16.11 miwest0° 00' 06.5"0.13 minorth16.11 mi
1 hour14° 30' 14.9"966.14 miwest0° 06' 31.9"7.49 minorth965.91 mi
24 hours11° 53' 37.7"792.31 mieast2° 12' 22.9"151.72 minorth802.32 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BukaMon 11:44 AM656 km408 miles354 nmSouth-southeast SSE
ArawaMon 11:44 AM780 km485 miles421 nmSouth-southeast SSE
LaeMon 11:44 AM930 km578 miles502 nmSouthwest SW
PalikirMon 12:44 PM1025 km637 miles553 nmNortheast NE
Port MoresbyMon 11:44 AM1171 km728 miles632 nmSouth-southwest SSW
JayapuraMon 10:44 AM1299 km807 miles701 nmWest-southwest WSW
HoniaraMon 12:44 PM1350 km839 miles729 nmSoutheast SE
YarenMon 1:44 PM1648 km1024 miles890 nmEast E
HagåtñaMon 11:44 AM1705 km1060 miles921 nmNorth-northwest NNW
CairnsMon 11:44 AM1988 km1235 miles1074 nmSouth-southwest SSW
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