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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 Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 08:08:00 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 Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 08:08:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 35' South, Longitude: 59° 22' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.37 meters/second, 1542.1 km/hour, 958.2 miles/hour or 832.7 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.97 miwest0° 00' 00.3"0.01 minorth15.97 mi
1 hour14° 59' 43.2"957.83 miwest0° 00' 17.1"0.33 minorth957.85 mi
24 hours0° 06' 37.0"7.05 mieast0° 07' 06.5"8.15 minorth10.78 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 08:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 42' South, Longitude: 32° 19' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 441.85 meters/second, 1590.7 km/hour, 988.4 miles/hour or 858.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.5"16.47 miwest0° 00' 10.8"0.21 misouth16.47 mi
1 hour14° 29' 35.0"988.21 miwest0° 10' 51.4"12.44 misouth988.02 mi
24 hours12° 31' 03.4"853.53 mieast4° 06' 36.3"282.51 misouth893.40 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Port LouisSat 12:08 PM329 km205 miles178 nmNorthwest NW
Saint-DenisSat 12:08 PM446 km277 miles241 nmWest-northwest WNW
Port Mathurin (Rodrigues)Sat 12:08 PM530 km329 miles286 nmNortheast NE
AntananarivoSat 11:08 AM1298 km806 miles701 nmWest-northwest WNW
VictoriaSat 12:08 PM2031 km1262 miles1096 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MoroniSat 11:08 AM2091 km1299 miles1129 nmWest-northwest WNW
Diego GarciaSat 2:08 PM2191 km1362 miles1183 nmNortheast NE
Amsterdam IslandSat 1:08 PM2425 km1507 miles1309 nmSoutheast SE
MaputoSat 10:08 AM2740 km1702 miles1479 nmWest-southwest WSW
Dar es SalaamSat 11:08 AM2770 km1721 miles1496 nmNorthwest NW
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