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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, March 4, 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 Monday, March 4, 2013 at 08:34:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 19' South, Longitude: 54° 26' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 461.10 meters/second, 1660.0 km/hour, 1031.5 miles/hour or 896.3 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.19 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 minorth17.19 mi
1 hour15° 00' 08.1"1031.42 miwest0° 00' 57.7"1.10 minorth1031.43 mi
24 hours0° 03' 20.7"3.83 miwest0° 23' 09.8"26.53 minorth26.81 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, March 4, 2013 at 08:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 54' South, Longitude: 45° 41' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.37 meters/second, 1509.7 km/hour, 938.1 miles/hour or 815.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.0"15.63 miwest0° 00' 03.0"0.06 misouth15.63 mi
1 hour14° 25' 03.2"937.78 miwest0° 02' 53.4"3.31 misouth937.65 mi
24 hours14° 04' 09.2"915.14 mieast0° 32' 40.6"37.46 misouth914.32 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
VictoriaMon 12:34 PM220 km136 miles119 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MoroniMon 11:34 AM1363 km847 miles736 nmWest-southwest WSW
MogadishuMon 11:34 AM1369 km851 miles739 nmNorthwest NW
Port LouisMon 12:34 PM1567 km974 miles846 nmSouth-southeast SSE
AntananarivoMon 11:34 AM1582 km983 miles854 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Saint-DenisMon 12:34 PM1614 km1003 miles872 nmSouth S
Dar es SalaamMon 11:34 AM1675 km1041 miles904 nmWest W
Diego GarciaMon 2:34 PM1992 km1238 miles1075 nmEast E
NairobiMon 11:34 AM2033 km1263 miles1098 nmWest-northwest WNW
DodomaMon 11:34 AM2068 km1285 miles1116 nmWest W
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