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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 22, 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 Friday, February 22, 2013 at 09:52:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 04' South, Longitude: 35° 22' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 456.79 meters/second, 1644.4 km/hour, 1021.8 miles/hour or 887.9 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.03 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth17.03 mi
1 hour15° 00' 04.9"1021.71 miwest0° 00' 54.8"1.05 minorth1021.73 mi
24 hours0° 02' 03.3"2.33 miwest0° 21' 59.5"25.19 minorth25.30 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, February 22, 2013 at 09:52:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 56' North, Longitude: 174° 15' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 429.65 meters/second, 1546.7 km/hour, 961.1 miles/hour or 835.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.1"16.02 miwest0° 00' 06.2"0.12 misouth16.02 mi
1 hour14° 31' 11.5"960.86 miwest0° 06' 19.5"7.25 misouth961.16 mi
24 hours348° 31' 38.9"759.27 miwest2° 53' 54.0"199.28 misouth790.29 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KarongaFri 11:52 AM158 km98 miles86 nmWest W
MzuzuFri 11:52 AM214 km133 miles116 nmSouthwest SW
MbeyaFri 12:52 PM246 km153 miles133 nmWest-northwest WNW
DodomaFri 12:52 PM432 km269 miles233 nmNorth N
KasamaFri 11:52 AM458 km285 miles247 nmWest W
LilongweFri 11:52 AM468 km291 miles253 nmSouth-southwest SSW
ChipataFri 11:52 AM495 km308 miles267 nmSouthwest SW
Dar es SalaamFri 12:52 PM561 km349 miles303 nmNortheast NE
Zanzibar CityFri 12:52 PM603 km375 miles326 nmNortheast NE
BlantyreFri 11:52 AM634 km394 miles343 nmSouth S
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