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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, March 14, 2013 at 11:34:00 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 Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 11:34:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 22' South, Longitude: 8° 47' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.53 meters/second, 1668.7 km/hour, 1036.9 miles/hour or 901.0 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.28 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 minorth17.28 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.3"1036.88 miwest0° 00' 59.1"1.13 minorth1036.89 mi
24 hours0° 04' 10.9"4.82 miwest0° 23' 41.8"27.14 minorth27.56 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 11:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 50' North, Longitude: 37° 40' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.67 meters/second, 1582.8 km/hour, 983.5 miles/hour or 854.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.5"16.39 miwest0° 00' 09.0"0.17 minorth16.39 mi
1 hour14° 31' 30.1"983.36 miwest0° 09' 02.7"10.36 minorth983.14 mi
24 hours11° 25' 34.8"773.60 mieast3° 17' 47.2"226.62 minorth801.23 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Port-GentilThu 12:34 PM180 km112 miles97 nmNorth N
LibrevilleThu 12:34 PM313 km195 miles169 nmNorth-northeast NNE
São ToméThu 11:34 AM377 km234 miles203 nmNorthwest NW
Pointe-NoireThu 12:34 PM435 km270 miles235 nmSoutheast SE
Santo António (Príncipe)Thu 11:34 AM468 km291 miles253 nmNorth-northwest NNW
AconibeThu 12:34 PM470 km292 miles254 nmNorth-northeast NNE
DolisieThu 12:34 PM477 km297 miles258 nmEast-southeast ESE
BataThu 12:34 PM480 km298 miles259 nmNorth-northeast NNE
CabindaThu 12:34 PM517 km321 miles279 nmSoutheast SE
FrancevilleThu 12:34 PM539 km335 miles291 nmEast E
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