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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 18, 2012 at 08:06:00 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 18, 2012 at 08:06:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 21' South, Longitude: 54° 49' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.74 meters/second, 1575.9 km/hour, 979.2 miles/hour or 850.9 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.32 miwest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 misouth16.32 mi
1 hour14° 59' 51.8"978.88 miwest0° 00' 35.2"0.67 misouth978.85 mi
24 hours0° 03' 21.1"3.65 mieast0° 13' 56.8"15.99 misouth16.40 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 08:06:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 04' South, Longitude: 119° 26' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 429.35 meters/second, 1545.7 km/hour, 960.4 miles/hour or 834.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.6"16.01 miwest0° 00' 08.2"0.16 minorth16.01 mi
1 hour14° 26' 43.2"960.24 miwest0° 08' 20.9"9.57 minorth960.62 mi
24 hours12° 52' 34.1"855.96 mieast3° 41' 29.5"253.79 minorth899.80 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Saint-DenisSun 12:06 PM182 km113 miles98 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Saint-PaulSun 12:06 PM190 km118 miles103 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Saint-PierreSun 12:06 PM231 km144 miles125 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Port LouisSun 12:06 PM295 km184 miles159 nmEast-southeast ESE
ToamasinaSun 11:06 AM586 km364 miles316 nmWest-northwest WNW
AntananarivoSun 11:06 AM769 km478 miles415 nmWest W
AntsirabeSun 11:06 AM818 km509 miles442 nmWest W
Port Mathurin (Rodrigues)Sun 12:06 PM904 km562 miles488 nmEast E
MoroniSun 11:06 AM1500 km932 miles810 nmWest-northwest WNW
VictoriaSun 12:06 PM1630 km1013 miles880 nmNorth N
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