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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 08:34:00 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 08:34:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 08' South, Longitude: 47° 25' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.65 meters/second, 1604.3 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"16.61 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 misouth16.61 mi
1 hour14° 59' 58.1"996.67 miwest0° 00' 44.4"0.85 misouth996.64 mi
24 hours0° 00' 49.1"0.91 mieast0° 17' 41.2"20.27 misouth20.29 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at 08:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 46' North, Longitude: 46° 44' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 436.49 meters/second, 1571.4 km/hour, 976.4 miles/hour or 848.5 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' 49.7"976.21 miwest0° 08' 31.0"9.76 misouth976.56 mi
24 hours11° 15' 10.4"756.06 mieast3° 42' 57.1"255.42 misouth803.20 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MahajangaTue 11:34 AM127 km79 miles69 nmWest-northwest WNW
ToamasinaTue 11:34 AM307 km191 miles166 nmSoutheast SE
AntananarivoTue 11:34 AM308 km191 miles166 nmSouth S
AntsirabeTue 11:34 AM414 km258 miles224 nmSouth S
MamoutzouTue 11:34 AM440 km273 miles237 nmNorth-northwest NNW
AntsirananaTue 11:34 AM473 km294 miles255 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MutsamuduTue 11:34 AM547 km340 miles296 nmNorthwest NW
FomboniTue 11:34 AM582 km362 miles315 nmNorthwest NW
FianarantsoaTue 11:34 AM589 km366 miles318 nmSouth S
MoroniTue 11:34 AM666 km414 miles360 nmNorthwest NW
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