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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 Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 08:44:00 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 Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 08:44:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 37' South, Longitude: 51° 10' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.74 meters/second, 1669.5 km/hour, 1037.4 miles/hour or 901.4 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.29 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 minorth17.29 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.7"1037.35 miwest0° 00' 59.2"1.13 minorth1037.36 mi
24 hours0° 04' 17.3"4.94 miwest0° 23' 43.2"27.17 minorth27.61 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 08:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 26' North, Longitude: 101° 44' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.49 meters/second, 1542.6 km/hour, 958.5 miles/hour or 832.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.1"15.97 miwest0° 00' 05.5"0.11 minorth15.97 mi
1 hour14° 31' 09.1"958.24 miwest0° 05' 34.3"6.39 minorth958.02 mi
24 hours11° 34' 36.5"764.12 mieast1° 49' 25.5"125.43 minorth770.45 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
VictoriaSat 12:44 PM581 km361 miles314 nmSoutheast SE
MogadishuSat 11:44 AM764 km475 miles413 nmWest-northwest WNW
KismayoSat 11:44 AM969 km602 miles523 nmWest W
GalkayoSat 11:44 AM1016 km631 miles548 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MoroniSat 11:44 AM1415 km879 miles764 nmSouthwest SW
Dar es SalaamSat 11:44 AM1438 km893 miles776 nmWest-southwest WSW
NairobiSat 11:44 AM1597 km992 miles862 nmWest W
DjiboutiSat 11:44 AM1709 km1062 miles923 nmNorth-northwest NNW
AdenSat 11:44 AM1737 km1079 miles938 nmNorth-northwest NNW
DodomaSat 11:44 AM1784 km1109 miles964 nmWest-southwest WSW
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