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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 08:44:00 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 08:44:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 08' South, Longitude: 52° 29' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.66 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"16.62 miwest0° 00' 00.8"0.01 minorth16.62 mi
1 hour14° 59' 56.6"996.70 miwest0° 00' 45.0"0.86 minorth996.73 mi
24 hours0° 01' 15.3"1.39 mieast0° 18' 09.9"20.82 minorth20.87 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, February 4, 2013 at 08:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 54' South, Longitude: 32° 04' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.18 meters/second, 1519.9 km/hour, 944.4 miles/hour or 820.7 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' 29.3"944.08 miwest0° 05' 14.2"6.00 misouth943.85 mi
24 hours14° 03' 32.5"920.15 mieast1° 30' 59.9"104.33 misouth921.80 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
ToamasinaMon 11:44 AM397 km247 miles214 nmSouthwest SW
AntsirananaMon 11:44 AM548 km340 miles296 nmNorthwest NW
AntananarivoMon 11:44 AM611 km380 miles330 nmWest-southwest WSW
Saint-DenisMon 12:44 PM612 km380 miles331 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MahajangaMon 11:44 AM662 km411 miles358 nmWest W
Port LouisMon 12:44 PM694 km431 miles375 nmSoutheast SE
AntsirabeMon 11:44 AM710 km441 miles383 nmSouthwest SW
MamoutzouMon 11:44 AM864 km537 miles467 nmWest-northwest WNW
MutsamuduMon 11:44 AM976 km607 miles527 nmWest-northwest WNW
MoroniMon 11:44 AM1111 km690 miles600 nmWest-northwest WNW
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