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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 10, 2012 at 13:04:00 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 10, 2012 at 13:04:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 39' North, Longitude: 16° 48' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.42 meters/second, 1664.7 km/hour, 1034.4 miles/hour or 898.9 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.24 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth17.24 mi
1 hour15° 00' 13.0"1034.39 miwest0° 00' 57.0"1.09 misouth1034.40 mi
24 hours0° 05' 15.8"6.05 miwest0° 22' 49.9"26.15 misouth26.84 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, September 10, 2012 at 13:04:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 42' North, Longitude: 85° 06' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.41 meters/second, 1520.7 km/hour, 944.9 miles/hour or 821.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.2"15.75 miwest0° 00' 04.2"0.08 misouth15.75 mi
1 hour14° 30' 14.9"944.61 miwest0° 04' 22.4"5.01 misouth944.84 mi
24 hours11° 53' 23.6"774.43 mieast2° 11' 54.9"151.22 misouth794.06 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
FreetownMon 1:04 PM578 km359 miles312 nmNortheast NE
ConakryMon 1:04 PM636 km395 miles343 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BoMon 1:04 PM668 km415 miles361 nmEast-northeast ENE
MonroviaMon 1:04 PM688 km428 miles372 nmEast-northeast ENE
MakeniMon 1:04 PM703 km437 miles380 nmNortheast NE
KenemaMon 1:04 PM715 km444 miles386 nmEast-northeast ENE
KakataMon 1:04 PM743 km462 miles401 nmEast-northeast ENE
BokéMon 1:04 PM747 km464 miles403 nmNorth-northeast NNE
KoiduMon 1:04 PM780 km485 miles421 nmNortheast NE
BissauMon 1:04 PM808 km502 miles436 nmNorth N
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