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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 Friday, January 25, 2013 at 09:42:00 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 Friday, January 25, 2013 at 09:42:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 52' South, Longitude: 37° 35' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 438.99 meters/second, 1580.3 km/hour, 982.0 miles/hour or 853.3 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.37 miwest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 minorth16.37 mi
1 hour14° 59' 51.6"981.69 miwest0° 00' 37.2"0.71 minorth981.72 mi
24 hours0° 03' 14.8"3.54 mieast0° 15' 05.2"17.29 minorth17.65 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, January 25, 2013 at 09:42:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 36' North, Longitude: 164° 09' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.54 meters/second, 1531.9 km/hour, 951.9 miles/hour or 827.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.8"15.86 miwest0° 00' 05.0"0.10 misouth15.87 mi
1 hour14° 30' 55.6"951.64 miwest0° 05' 02.4"5.78 misouth951.89 mi
24 hours11° 33' 32.1"757.88 mieast2° 24' 51.4"166.03 misouth780.85 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BeiraFri 11:42 AM308 km192 miles167 nmWest-southwest WSW
BlantyreFri 11:42 AM438 km272 miles237 nmNorthwest NW
NampulaFri 11:42 AM452 km281 miles244 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MutareFri 11:42 AM520 km323 miles281 nmWest W
LilongweFri 11:42 AM677 km421 miles366 nmNorthwest NW
HarareFri 11:42 AM701 km436 miles379 nmWest W
MasvingoFri 11:42 AM722 km449 miles390 nmWest-southwest WSW
ChipataFri 11:42 AM784 km487 miles423 nmNorthwest NW
GweruFri 11:42 AM820 km510 miles443 nmWest W
MaputoFri 11:42 AM939 km584 miles507 nmSouth-southwest SSW
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