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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 26, 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 Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 09:52:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 37' South, Longitude: 35° 09' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.64 meters/second, 1582.7 km/hour, 983.5 miles/hour or 854.6 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.39 miwest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 minorth16.39 mi
1 hour14° 59' 52.0"983.17 miwest0° 00' 38.1"0.73 minorth983.20 mi
24 hours0° 03' 02.7"3.33 mieast0° 15' 25.6"17.68 minorth17.99 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 09:52:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 10' North, Longitude: 155° 01' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.40 meters/second, 1553.0 km/hour, 965.0 miles/hour or 838.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.3"16.08 miwest0° 00' 07.0"0.13 misouth16.08 mi
1 hour14° 31' 18.7"964.79 miwest0° 07' 05.2"8.12 misouth965.11 mi
24 hours11° 23' 35.5"756.99 mieast3° 10' 47.7"218.62 misouth793.37 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BeiraSat 11:52 AM138 km86 miles75 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MutareSat 11:52 AM265 km165 miles143 nmWest W
BlantyreSat 11:52 AM314 km195 miles169 nmNorth N
ChitungwizaSat 11:52 AM438 km272 miles237 nmWest W
HarareSat 11:52 AM442 km275 miles239 nmWest W
MasvingoSat 11:52 AM481 km299 miles260 nmWest-southwest WSW
LilongweSat 11:52 AM533 km331 miles288 nmNorth-northwest NNW
GweruSat 11:52 AM569 km353 miles307 nmWest W
NampulaSat 11:52 AM585 km364 miles316 nmNortheast NE
ChipataSat 11:52 AM612 km380 miles330 nmNorth-northwest NNW
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