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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 Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 10:34:00 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 Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 10:34:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 53' South, Longitude: 25° 03' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 452.24 meters/second, 1628.1 km/hour, 1011.6 miles/hour or 879.1 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.86 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth16.86 mi
1 hour15° 00' 01.4"1011.49 miwest0° 00' 51.2"0.98 minorth1011.52 mi
24 hours0° 00' 41.1"0.77 miwest0° 20' 35.3"23.59 minorth23.60 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 10:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 29' North, Longitude: 72° 08' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.25 meters/second, 1595.7 km/hour, 991.5 miles/hour or 861.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.7"16.52 miwest0° 00' 10.0"0.19 minorth16.53 mi
1 hour14° 31' 50.5"991.39 miwest0° 10' 00.3"11.46 minorth991.22 mi
24 hours11° 15' 10.9"767.79 mieast3° 43' 12.2"255.70 minorth804.79 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LubumbashiThu 12:34 PM298 km185 miles161 nmEast-northeast ENE
MonguThu 12:34 PM335 km208 miles181 nmSouthwest SW
KitweThu 12:34 PM344 km214 miles186 nmEast E
NdolaThu 12:34 PM389 km242 miles210 nmEast E
KabweThu 12:34 PM407 km253 miles220 nmEast-southeast ESE
LusakaThu 12:34 PM448 km278 miles242 nmSoutheast SE
LuenaThu 11:34 AM571 km355 miles308 nmWest-northwest WNW
LucapaThu 11:34 AM682 km424 miles368 nmNorthwest NW
KasamaThu 12:34 PM732 km455 miles395 nmEast-northeast ENE
Mbuji-MayiThu 12:34 PM765 km475 miles413 nmNorth-northwest NNW
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