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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 Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 07:52:00 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 Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 07:52:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 08' South, Longitude: 65° 02' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 438.29 meters/second, 1577.8 km/hour, 980.4 miles/hour or 852.0 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.34 miwest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 minorth16.34 mi
1 hour14° 59' 51.1"980.12 miwest0° 00' 36.3"0.69 minorth980.15 mi
24 hours0° 03' 27.7"3.77 mieast0° 14' 43.0"16.87 minorth17.29 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 07:52:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 15' North, Longitude: 149° 14' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.19 meters/second, 1516.3 km/hour, 942.2 miles/hour or 818.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"15.70 miwest0° 00' 02.5"0.05 misouth15.70 mi
1 hour14° 30' 41.9"941.86 miwest0° 02' 37.8"3.01 misouth942.00 mi
24 hours11° 41' 18.9"758.72 mieast1° 29' 11.4"102.25 misouth769.07 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Port Mathurin (Rodrigues)Thu 11:52 AM179 km112 miles97 nmWest-southwest WSW
Port LouisThu 11:52 AM798 km496 miles431 nmWest W
Saint-DenisThu 11:52 AM1020 km634 miles551 nmWest-southwest WSW
Diego GarciaThu 1:52 PM1531 km951 miles827 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AntananarivoThu 10:52 AM1843 km1145 miles995 nmWest W
VictoriaThu 11:52 AM1913 km1189 miles1033 nmNorthwest NW
Amsterdam IslandThu 12:52 PM2400 km1491 miles1296 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MoroniThu 10:52 AM2475 km1538 miles1336 nmWest-northwest WNW
MaleThu 12:52 PM2741 km1703 miles1480 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Dar es SalaamThu 10:52 AM3101 km1927 miles1674 nmWest-northwest WNW
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