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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 Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 09:02:00 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 Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 09:02:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 48' South, Longitude: 47° 56' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 455.70 meters/second, 1640.5 km/hour, 1019.4 miles/hour or 885.8 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"16.99 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth16.99 mi
1 hour15° 00' 04.0"1019.28 miwest0° 00' 54.0"1.03 minorth1019.30 mi
24 hours0° 01' 43.7"1.96 miwest0° 21' 40.5"24.83 minorth24.91 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 09:02:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 17' North, Longitude: 163° 08' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.14 meters/second, 1516.1 km/hour, 942.1 miles/hour or 818.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.7"15.70 miwest0° 00' 01.8"0.04 misouth15.70 mi
1 hour14° 30' 50.1"941.77 miwest0° 01' 54.1"2.18 misouth941.87 mi
24 hours11° 38' 56.2"755.96 mieast1° 11' 38.1"82.12 misouth763.23 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AntsirananaWed 12:02 PM221 km137 miles119 nmSoutheast SE
MamoutzouWed 12:02 PM367 km228 miles198 nmSouthwest SW
MutsamuduWed 12:02 PM414 km257 miles223 nmWest-southwest WSW
FomboniWed 12:02 PM486 km302 miles262 nmWest-southwest WSW
MoroniWed 12:02 PM520 km323 miles281 nmWest-southwest WSW
MahajangaWed 12:02 PM572 km356 miles309 nmSouth-southwest SSW
ToamasinaWed 12:02 PM829 km515 miles447 nmSouth S
AntananarivoWed 12:02 PM899 km559 miles486 nmSouth S
AntsirabeWed 12:02 PM1008 km626 miles544 nmSouth S
Dar es SalaamWed 12:02 PM1048 km651 miles566 nmWest-northwest WNW
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