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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 22:00:00 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 22:00:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 43' South, Longitude: 153° 24' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 459.73 meters/second, 1655.0 km/hour, 1028.4 miles/hour or 893.6 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' 09.0"1028.34 miwest0° 00' 56.0"1.07 misouth1028.32 mi
24 hours0° 03' 35.1"4.10 miwest0° 22' 22.7"25.63 misouth25.96 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 22:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 32' South, Longitude: 48° 14' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 432.65 meters/second, 1557.5 km/hour, 967.8 miles/hour or 841.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.0"16.13 miwest0° 00' 08.0"0.15 minorth16.13 mi
1 hour14° 27' 01.2"967.62 miwest0° 08' 06.0"9.28 minorth967.96 mi
24 hours12° 57' 51.6"868.14 mieast3° 36' 03.2"247.53 minorth908.96 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiSun 12:00 Noon1146 km712 miles619 nmNorth-northwest NNW
PapeeteSat 12:00 Noon1163 km723 miles628 nmSouth-southeast SSE
RarotongaSat 12:00 Noon1644 km1022 miles888 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FakaofoSun 11:00 AM1971 km1224 miles1064 nmWest W
Apia *Sun 12:00 Noon2118 km1316 miles1143 nmWest-southwest WSW
AlofiSat 11:00 AM2181 km1355 miles1177 nmSouthwest SW
Baker IslandSat 10:00 AM2706 km1681 miles1461 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaSun 11:00 AM2773 km1723 miles1497 nmSouthwest SW
FunafutiSun 10:00 AM3018 km1875 miles1629 nmWest W
AdamstownSat 2:00 PM3133 km1947 miles1692 nmSoutheast SE
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