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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 22, 2013 at 09:52:00 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 22, 2013 at 09:52:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 35' South, Longitude: 34° 55' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.07 meters/second, 1573.5 km/hour, 977.7 miles/hour or 849.6 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.29 miwest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 minorth16.29 mi
1 hour14° 59' 50.0"977.38 miwest0° 00' 34.7"0.66 minorth977.41 mi
24 hours0° 03' 50.7"4.18 mieast0° 14' 02.4"16.09 minorth16.63 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 09:52:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 31' North, Longitude: 158° 21' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.58 meters/second, 1514.1 km/hour, 940.8 miles/hour or 817.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.9"15.68 miwest0° 00' 01.8"0.04 minorth15.68 mi
1 hour14° 30' 58.5"940.49 miwest0° 01' 48.2"2.07 minorth940.40 mi
24 hours11° 39' 58.1"755.92 mieast0° 16' 58.3"19.46 minorth755.48 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BeiraTue 11:52 AM28 km18 miles15 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MutareTue 11:52 AM246 km153 miles133 nmWest-northwest WNW
BlantyreTue 11:52 AM421 km262 miles227 nmNorth N
MasvingoTue 11:52 AM430 km267 miles232 nmWest W
ChitungwizaTue 11:52 AM443 km275 miles239 nmWest-northwest WNW
HarareTue 11:52 AM451 km280 miles244 nmWest-northwest WNW
GweruTue 11:52 AM535 km332 miles289 nmWest W
LilongweTue 11:52 AM632 km392 miles341 nmNorth N
BulawayoTue 11:52 AM666 km414 miles359 nmWest W
NampulaTue 11:52 AM677 km421 miles366 nmNortheast NE
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