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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 Monday, February 4, 2013 at 07:34:00 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 Monday, February 4, 2013 at 07:34:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 09' South, Longitude: 69° 59' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.63 meters/second, 1604.3 km/hour, 996.8 miles/hour or 866.2 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.61 miwest0° 00' 00.8"0.01 minorth16.61 mi
1 hour14° 59' 56.6"996.63 miwest0° 00' 45.0"0.86 minorth996.66 mi
24 hours0° 01' 15.8"1.40 mieast0° 18' 09.2"20.80 minorth20.85 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, February 4, 2013 at 07:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 47' South, Longitude: 15° 14' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.48 meters/second, 1520.9 km/hour, 945.1 miles/hour or 821.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.5"15.75 miwest0° 00' 05.3"0.10 misouth15.75 mi
1 hour14° 25' 33.6"944.75 miwest0° 05' 22.5"6.16 misouth944.51 mi
24 hours14° 02' 04.7"919.13 mieast1° 34' 35.3"108.44 misouth921.11 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)Mon 11:34 AM798 km496 miles431 nmWest-southwest WSW
Diego GarciaMon 1:34 PM1010 km628 miles545 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Port LouisMon 11:34 AM1393 km866 miles752 nmWest-southwest WSW
Saint-DenisMon 11:34 AM1620 km1007 miles875 nmWest-southwest WSW
VictoriaMon 11:34 AM2036 km1265 miles1099 nmNorthwest NW
MaleMon 12:34 PM2280 km1417 miles1231 nmNorth N
AntananarivoMon 10:34 AM2403 km1493 miles1298 nmWest W
Amsterdam IslandMon 12:34 PM2513 km1561 miles1357 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteMon 1:04 PM2772 km1723 miles1497 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MoroniMon 10:34 AM2927 km1819 miles1580 nmWest W
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