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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, January 1, 2013 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, January 1, 2013 at 08:34:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 58' South, Longitude: 52° 24' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.12 meters/second, 1537.6 km/hour, 955.4 miles/hour or 830.3 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.92 miwest0° 00' 00.2"0.00 minorth15.92 mi
1 hour14° 59' 42.3"955.03 miwest0° 00' 12.6"0.24 minorth955.04 mi
24 hours0° 06' 59.7"7.43 mieast0° 05' 18.5"6.09 minorth9.61 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at 08:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 16' North, Longitude: 83° 53' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.07 meters/second, 1602.2 km/hour, 995.6 miles/hour or 865.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"16.59 miwest0° 00' 10.2"0.20 misouth16.59 mi
1 hour14° 32' 31.8"995.47 miwest0° 10' 22.0"11.88 misouth995.75 mi
24 hours10° 58' 57.4"751.82 mieast4° 19' 17.2"296.95 misouth811.49 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Saint-DenisTue 12:34 PM391 km243 miles211 nmNortheast NE
FianarantsoaTue 11:34 AM574 km356 miles310 nmWest-northwest WNW
Port LouisTue 12:34 PM612 km380 miles330 nmEast-northeast ENE
ToamasinaTue 11:34 AM619 km384 miles334 nmNorth-northwest NNW
AntsirabeTue 11:34 AM655 km407 miles353 nmWest-northwest WNW
AntananarivoTue 11:34 AM678 km421 miles366 nmNorthwest NW
MoroniTue 11:34 AM1581 km982 miles854 nmNorthwest NW
MaputoTue 10:34 AM2035 km1264 miles1099 nmWest-southwest WSW
VictoriaTue 12:34 PM2057 km1278 miles1111 nmNorth N
MbabaneTue 10:34 AM2182 km1356 miles1178 nmWest-southwest WSW
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