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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 18, 2013 at 10:40:00 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 18, 2013 at 10:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 29' South, Longitude: 23° 29' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 454.62 meters/second, 1636.6 km/hour, 1017.0 miles/hour or 883.7 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"16.95 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth16.95 mi
1 hour15° 00' 03.3"1016.85 miwest0° 00' 53.2"1.01 minorth1016.88 mi
24 hours0° 01' 24.2"1.59 miwest0° 21' 20.9"24.46 minorth24.51 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, February 18, 2013 at 10:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 01' North, Longitude: 116° 08' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.99 meters/second, 1519.2 km/hour, 944.0 miles/hour or 820.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.1"15.73 miwest0° 00' 02.5"0.05 minorth15.73 mi
1 hour14° 31' 03.6"943.65 miwest0° 02' 29.5"2.86 minorth943.53 mi
24 hours11° 36' 59.2"755.16 mieast0° 33' 57.9"38.94 minorth754.80 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LuenaMon 11:40 AM390 km242 miles211 nmWest W
MonguMon 12:40 PM420 km261 miles227 nmSouth S
LubumbashiMon 12:40 PM437 km271 miles236 nmEast E
LucapaMon 11:40 AM453 km282 miles245 nmNorthwest NW
KitweMon 12:40 PM536 km333 miles289 nmEast-southeast ESE
NdolaMon 12:40 PM584 km363 miles315 nmEast-southeast ESE
Mbuji-MayiMon 12:40 PM594 km369 miles321 nmNorth N
KabweMon 12:40 PM631 km392 miles341 nmEast-southeast ESE
TshikapaMon 12:40 PM634 km394 miles342 nmNorth-northwest NNW
LusakaMon 12:40 PM677 km421 miles366 nmSoutheast SE
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