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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, November 5, 2012 at 09:10:00 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, November 5, 2012 at 09:10:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 51' South, Longitude: 38° 24' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.30 meters/second, 1606.7 km/hour, 998.4 miles/hour or 867.5 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.64 miwest0° 00' 00.8"0.01 misouth16.64 mi
1 hour14° 59' 58.6"998.14 miwest0° 00' 45.1"0.86 misouth998.11 mi
24 hours0° 00' 36.4"0.68 mieast0° 17' 57.0"20.57 misouth20.58 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, November 5, 2012 at 09:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 44' North, Longitude: 66° 46' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.27 meters/second, 1549.0 km/hour, 962.5 miles/hour or 836.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.5"16.04 miwest0° 00' 06.6"0.13 misouth16.04 mi
1 hour14° 31' 34.3"962.26 miwest0° 06' 43.6"7.71 misouth962.57 mi
24 hours11° 18' 55.1"749.63 mieast3° 03' 02.1"209.74 misouth783.82 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NampulaMon 11:10 AM122 km76 miles66 nmNortheast NE
BlantyreMon 11:10 AM364 km226 miles197 nmWest W
LilongweMon 11:10 AM539 km335 miles291 nmWest-northwest WNW
BeiraMon 11:10 AM581 km361 miles314 nmSouthwest SW
ChipataMon 11:10 AM667 km414 miles360 nmWest-northwest WNW
MzuzuMon 11:10 AM679 km422 miles367 nmNorthwest NW
MoroniMon 12:10 PM698 km433 miles377 nmNortheast NE
FomboniMon 12:10 PM698 km434 miles377 nmNortheast NE
MutsamuduMon 12:10 PM765 km475 miles413 nmEast-northeast ENE
MamoutzouMon 12:10 PM811 km504 miles438 nmEast-northeast ENE
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