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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 Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 08:34:00 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 Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 08:34:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 13' South, Longitude: 55° 01' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 453.40 meters/second, 1632.3 km/hour, 1014.2 miles/hour or 881.3 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.90 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth16.90 mi
1 hour15° 00' 02.4"1014.11 miwest0° 00' 52.2"1.00 minorth1014.13 mi
24 hours0° 01' 02.1"1.17 miwest0° 20' 58.0"24.02 minorth24.05 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 08:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 02' North, Longitude: 123° 44' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.89 meters/second, 1554.8 km/hour, 966.1 miles/hour or 839.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.6"16.10 miwest0° 00' 06.8"0.13 minorth16.10 mi
1 hour14° 31' 40.2"965.88 miwest0° 06' 50.3"7.84 minorth965.64 mi
24 hours11° 23' 09.8"757.06 mieast2° 21' 34.9"162.27 minorth769.67 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AntsirananaSat 11:34 AM623 km387 miles336 nmWest W
VictoriaSat 12:34 PM842 km523 miles455 nmNorth N
ToamasinaSat 11:34 AM891 km554 miles481 nmSouthwest SW
Port LouisSat 12:34 PM918 km570 miles496 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Saint-DenisSat 12:34 PM959 km596 miles518 nmSouth S
AntananarivoSat 11:34 AM1093 km679 miles590 nmSouthwest SW
MoroniSat 11:34 AM1282 km797 miles692 nmWest W
Dar es SalaamSat 11:34 AM1827 km1135 miles987 nmWest-northwest WNW
MogadishuSat 11:34 AM1906 km1185 miles1029 nmNorthwest NW
Diego GarciaSat 2:34 PM1983 km1232 miles1071 nmEast-northeast ENE
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