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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 21, 2013 at 09:52:00 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 21, 2013 at 09:52:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 26' South, Longitude: 35° 24' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 456.26 meters/second, 1642.5 km/hour, 1020.6 miles/hour or 886.9 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.01 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth17.01 mi
1 hour15° 00' 04.6"1020.53 miwest0° 00' 54.4"1.04 minorth1020.56 mi
24 hours0° 01' 54.0"2.16 miwest0° 21' 50.2"25.02 minorth25.11 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 09:52:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 02' North, Longitude: 162° 41' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.49 meters/second, 1528.1 km/hour, 949.5 miles/hour or 825.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.9"15.83 miwest0° 00' 04.2"0.08 misouth15.83 mi
1 hour14° 30' 57.4"949.27 miwest0° 04' 13.3"4.84 misouth949.48 mi
24 hours11° 34' 29.6"757.02 mieast2° 05' 51.7"144.27 misouth775.14 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KarongaThu 11:52 AM170 km106 miles92 nmWest-northwest WNW
MzuzuThu 11:52 AM190 km118 miles102 nmSouthwest SW
MbeyaThu 12:52 PM272 km169 miles147 nmNorthwest NW
LilongweThu 11:52 AM432 km268 miles233 nmSouth-southwest SSW
KasamaThu 11:52 AM461 km287 miles249 nmWest W
ChipataThu 11:52 AM466 km289 miles251 nmSouthwest SW
DodomaThu 12:52 PM472 km293 miles255 nmNorth N
Dar es SalaamThu 12:52 PM585 km363 miles316 nmNortheast NE
BlantyreThu 11:52 AM595 km369 miles321 nmSouth S
Zanzibar CityThu 12:52 PM630 km391 miles340 nmNortheast NE
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