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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 Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at 08:10:00 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 Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at 08:10:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 08' South, Longitude: 53° 25' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.66 meters/second, 1604.4 km/hour, 996.9 miles/hour or 866.3 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.62 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 misouth16.62 mi
1 hour14° 59' 58.1"996.70 miwest0° 00' 44.5"0.85 misouth996.67 mi
24 hours0° 00' 48.8"0.90 mieast0° 17' 41.5"20.28 misouth20.30 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at 08:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 50' North, Longitude: 40° 55' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 436.39 meters/second, 1571.0 km/hour, 976.2 miles/hour or 848.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.7"16.27 miwest0° 00' 08.5"0.16 misouth16.27 mi
1 hour14° 31' 49.5"975.97 miwest0° 08' 29.3"9.72 misouth976.32 mi
24 hours11° 15' 11.5"755.90 mieast3° 42' 19.3"254.70 misouth802.82 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
ToamasinaTue 11:10 AM482 km299 miles260 nmWest-southwest WSW
Saint-DenisTue 12:10 PM567 km352 miles306 nmSouth-southeast SSE
AntsirananaTue 11:10 AM617 km383 miles333 nmNorthwest NW
Port LouisTue 12:10 PM621 km386 miles335 nmSoutheast SE
AntananarivoTue 11:10 AM698 km434 miles377 nmWest-southwest WSW
AntsirabeTue 11:10 AM792 km492 miles428 nmWest-southwest WSW
MamoutzouTue 11:10 AM957 km595 miles517 nmWest-northwest WNW
MoroniTue 11:10 AM1202 km747 miles649 nmWest-northwest WNW
VictoriaTue 12:10 PM1293 km803 miles698 nmNorth N
Dar es SalaamTue 11:10 AM1853 km1151 miles1000 nmWest-northwest WNW
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