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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, January 25, 2009 at 07:58:00 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, January 25, 2009 at 07:58:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 54' South, Longitude: 63° 35' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 438.91 meters/second, 1580.1 km/hour, 981.8 miles/hour or 853.2 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.36 miwest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 minorth16.36 mi
1 hour14° 59' 51.4"981.52 miwest0° 00' 37.2"0.71 minorth981.55 mi
24 hours0° 03' 19.0"3.62 mieast0° 15' 04.0"17.27 minorth17.65 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, January 25, 2009 at 07:58:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 33' South, Longitude: 52° 26' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 414.90 meters/second, 1493.7 km/hour, 928.1 miles/hour or 806.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.1"15.47 miwest0° 00' 08.0"0.15 minorth15.47 mi
1 hour14° 31' 14.0"927.73 miwest0° 08' 00.6"9.19 minorth928.22 mi
24 hours11° 16' 50.2"720.84 mieast3° 39' 08.4"251.26 minorth771.84 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Port Mathurin (Rodrigues) *Sun 12:58 PM88 km55 miles48 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Port Louis *Sun 12:58 PM654 km407 miles353 nmWest-southwest WSW
Saint-DenisSun 11:58 AM880 km547 miles475 nmWest-southwest WSW
Diego GarciaSun 1:58 PM1597 km992 miles862 nmNortheast NE
AntananarivoSun 10:58 AM1692 km1052 miles914 nmWest W
VictoriaSun 11:58 AM1810 km1125 miles977 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MoroniSun 10:58 AM2322 km1443 miles1254 nmWest-northwest WNW
Amsterdam IslandSun 12:58 PM2496 km1551 miles1348 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MaleSun 12:58 PM2774 km1724 miles1498 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Dar es SalaamSun 10:58 AM2951 km1834 miles1593 nmWest-northwest WNW
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