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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 02:54:00 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 02:54:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 06' South, Longitude: 134° 37' 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' 15.4"6.06 miwest0° 23' 21.1"26.74 misouth27.42 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, September 23, 2013 at 02:54:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 46' North, Longitude: 2° 46' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.73 meters/second, 1554.2 km/hour, 965.8 miles/hour or 839.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.2"16.10 miwest0° 00' 06.4"0.12 minorth16.10 mi
1 hour14° 30' 14.9"965.54 miwest0° 06' 25.8"7.37 minorth965.31 mi
24 hours11° 53' 34.2"791.76 mieast2° 09' 52.4"148.85 minorth801.29 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
ManokwariMon 11:54 AM104 km65 miles56 nmSouthwest SW
JayapuraMon 11:54 AM730 km453 miles394 nmEast-southeast ESE
SofifiMon 11:54 AM791 km491 miles427 nmWest W
TernateMon 11:54 AM811 km504 miles438 nmWest W
AmbonMon 11:54 AM819 km509 miles442 nmWest-southwest WSW
MelekeokMon 11:54 AM841 km522 miles454 nmNorth N
ManadoMon 10:54 AM1102 km685 miles595 nmWest W
General SantosMon 10:54 AM1254 km779 miles677 nmWest-northwest WNW
DavaoMon 10:54 AM1276 km793 miles689 nmNorthwest NW
GorontaloMon 10:54 AM1288 km800 miles695 nmWest W
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