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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, November 4, 2012 at 08:14:00 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, November 4, 2012 at 08:14:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 32' South, Longitude: 52° 24' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.99 meters/second, 1609.2 km/hour, 999.9 miles/hour or 868.9 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.66 miwest0° 00' 00.8"0.01 misouth16.66 mi
1 hour14° 59' 59.3"999.69 miwest0° 00' 45.8"0.88 misouth999.66 mi
24 hours0° 00' 23.2"0.43 mieast0° 18' 13.3"20.88 misouth20.89 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, November 4, 2012 at 08:14:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 05' North, Longitude: 64° 39' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.48 meters/second, 1528.1 km/hour, 949.5 miles/hour or 825.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.1"15.83 miwest0° 00' 04.5"0.09 misouth15.83 mi
1 hour14° 31' 12.6"949.25 miwest0° 04' 35.3"5.26 misouth949.48 mi
24 hours11° 26' 52.3"748.48 mieast2° 14' 17.3"153.93 misouth768.88 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
ToamasinaSun 11:14 AM431 km268 miles233 nmSouthwest SW
AntsirananaSun 11:14 AM492 km306 miles266 nmNorthwest NW
AntananarivoSun 11:14 AM640 km398 miles346 nmSouthwest SW
MahajangaSun 11:14 AM653 km406 miles353 nmWest W
Saint-DenisSun 12:14 PM674 km419 miles364 nmSouth-southeast SSE
AntsirabeSun 11:14 AM744 km463 miles402 nmSouthwest SW
Port LouisSun 12:14 PM745 km463 miles402 nmSoutheast SE
MamoutzouSun 11:14 AM831 km516 miles449 nmWest-northwest WNW
MutsamuduSun 11:14 AM942 km585 miles508 nmWest-northwest WNW
FomboniSun 11:14 AM1002 km623 miles541 nmWest-northwest WNW
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