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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 Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 15:40:00 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 Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 15:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 37' South, Longitude: 58° 24' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 459.84 meters/second, 1655.4 km/hour, 1028.6 miles/hour or 893.9 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.14 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth17.14 mi
1 hour15° 00' 09.2"1028.58 miwest0° 00' 56.1"1.07 misouth1028.56 mi
24 hours0° 03' 37.1"4.14 miwest0° 22' 24.5"25.67 misouth26.00 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 15:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 21' South, Longitude: 43° 16' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.85 meters/second, 1551.1 km/hour, 963.8 miles/hour or 837.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.6"16.06 miwest0° 00' 07.5"0.14 minorth16.06 mi
1 hour14° 26' 42.6"963.59 miwest0° 07' 31.7"8.63 minorth963.92 mi
24 hours13° 05' 19.9"873.15 mieast3° 24' 13.3"233.99 minorth910.30 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
ManausSat 11:40 AM530 km329 miles286 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Porto VelhoSat 11:40 AM620 km385 miles335 nmWest-southwest WSW
RiberaltaSat 11:40 AM922 km573 miles498 nmWest-southwest WSW
San Ignacio de VelascoSat 11:40 AM1008 km626 miles544 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Rio BrancoSat 11:40 AM1069 km664 miles577 nmWest-southwest WSW
BelémSat 12:40 PM1294 km804 miles699 nmEast-northeast ENE
La PazSat 11:40 AM1445 km898 miles780 nmSouthwest SW
BrasiliaSat 12:40 PM1458 km906 miles788 nmSoutheast SE
SucreSat 11:40 AM1465 km910 miles791 nmSouth-southwest SSW
ParamariboSat 12:40 PM1529 km950 miles826 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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