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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 09:14:00 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 Monday, November 5, 2012 at 09:14:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 51' South, Longitude: 37° 24' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.30 meters/second, 1606.7 km/hour, 998.3 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"998.13 miwest0° 00' 45.1"0.86 misouth998.10 mi
24 hours0° 00' 36.5"0.68 mieast0° 17' 57.0"20.57 misouth20.58 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, November 5, 2012 at 09:14:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 44' North, Longitude: 67° 44' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.29 meters/second, 1549.1 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' 34.4"962.30 miwest0° 06' 44.0"7.72 misouth962.61 mi
24 hours11° 18' 54.2"749.64 mieast3° 03' 09.4"209.88 misouth783.87 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NampulaMon 11:14 AM215 km133 miles116 nmEast-northeast ENE
ZombaMon 11:14 AM229 km142 miles123 nmWest-northwest WNW
BlantyreMon 11:14 AM257 km160 miles139 nmWest W
LilongweMon 11:14 AM442 km275 miles239 nmWest-northwest WNW
BeiraMon 11:14 AM518 km322 miles280 nmSouth-southwest SSW
ChipataMon 11:14 AM568 km353 miles307 nmWest-northwest WNW
MzuzuMon 11:14 AM609 km378 miles329 nmNorthwest NW
MutareMon 11:14 AM612 km380 miles330 nmSouthwest SW
HarareMon 11:14 AM712 km443 miles385 nmWest-southwest WSW
MoroniMon 12:14 PM782 km486 miles422 nmNortheast NE
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