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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 Friday, February 15, 2013 at 09:34:00 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 Friday, February 15, 2013 at 09:34:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 33' South, Longitude: 40° 02' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 452.83 meters/second, 1630.2 km/hour, 1012.9 miles/hour or 880.2 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.88 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth16.88 mi
1 hour15° 00' 01.9"1012.81 miwest0° 00' 51.7"0.99 minorth1012.84 mi
24 hours0° 00' 51.7"0.97 miwest0° 20' 46.9"23.81 minorth23.83 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, February 15, 2013 at 09:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 03' North, Longitude: 97° 55' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.81 meters/second, 1576.1 km/hour, 979.3 miles/hour or 851.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.8"16.32 miwest0° 00' 08.5"0.16 minorth16.32 mi
1 hour14° 31' 51.1"979.16 miwest0° 08' 32.9"9.80 minorth978.92 mi
24 hours11° 17' 25.2"760.84 mieast3° 05' 06.6"212.11 minorth784.92 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NampulaFri 11:34 AM295 km184 miles159 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MoroniFri 12:34 PM364 km226 miles197 nmEast-northeast ENE
FomboniFri 12:34 PM404 km251 miles218 nmEast E
MutsamuduFri 12:34 PM477 km296 miles258 nmEast E
MamoutzouFri 12:34 PM566 km351 miles305 nmEast E
Dar es SalaamFri 12:34 PM640 km397 miles345 nmNorth N
BlantyreFri 11:34 AM650 km404 miles351 nmSouthwest SW
MzuzuFri 11:34 AM666 km414 miles360 nmWest W
LilongweFri 11:34 AM697 km433 miles376 nmWest-southwest WSW
Zanzibar CityFri 12:34 PM713 km443 miles385 nmNorth N
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