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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 08:24:00 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 08:24:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 08' South, Longitude: 57° 29' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.65 meters/second, 1604.4 km/hour, 996.9 miles/hour or 866.3 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.61 miwest0° 00' 00.8"0.01 minorth16.62 mi
1 hour14° 59' 56.6"996.68 miwest0° 00' 45.0"0.86 minorth996.71 mi
24 hours0° 01' 15.5"1.39 mieast0° 18' 09.8"20.82 minorth20.86 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, February 4, 2013 at 08:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 52' South, Longitude: 27° 15' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.27 meters/second, 1520.2 km/hour, 944.6 miles/hour or 820.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.4"15.74 miwest0° 00' 05.2"0.10 misouth15.74 mi
1 hour14° 25' 30.4"944.27 miwest0° 05' 16.6"6.05 misouth944.04 mi
24 hours14° 03' 07.6"919.86 mieast1° 32' 01.7"105.50 misouth921.60 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Port LouisMon 12:24 PM446 km277 miles241 nmSouth S
Saint-DenisMon 12:24 PM567 km352 miles306 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Port Mathurin (Rodrigues)Mon 12:24 PM742 km461 miles401 nmEast-southeast ESE
ToamasinaMon 11:24 AM888 km552 miles479 nmWest-southwest WSW
AntananarivoMon 11:24 AM1102 km685 miles595 nmWest-southwest WSW
VictoriaMon 12:24 PM1292 km803 miles698 nmNorth N
MoroniMon 11:24 AM1613 km1002 miles871 nmWest-northwest WNW
Diego GarciaMon 2:24 PM1895 km1178 miles1023 nmEast-northeast ENE
Dar es SalaamMon 11:24 AM2234 km1388 miles1206 nmWest-northwest WNW
MogadishuMon 11:24 AM2413 km1500 miles1303 nmNorthwest NW
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