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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 09:34:00 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 Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 09:34:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 36' South, Longitude: 38° 39' 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"1037.36 miwest0° 00' 59.2"1.13 minorth1037.36 mi
24 hours0° 04' 17.4"4.95 miwest0° 23' 43.3"27.17 minorth27.61 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 09:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 30' North, Longitude: 89° 38' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.30 meters/second, 1541.9 km/hour, 958.1 miles/hour or 832.6 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' 08.6"957.83 miwest0° 05' 30.0"6.31 minorth957.61 mi
24 hours11° 34' 45.7"763.96 mieast1° 47' 38.5"123.39 minorth770.02 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
GarissaSat 12:34 PM168 km104 miles91 nmNortheast NE
NairobiSat 12:34 PM208 km129 miles112 nmWest W
MombasaSat 12:34 PM293 km182 miles158 nmSouth-southeast SSE
ArushaSat 12:34 PM295 km184 miles159 nmSouthwest SW
NakuruSat 12:34 PM321 km200 miles174 nmWest-northwest WNW
KismayoSat 12:34 PM454 km282 miles245 nmEast-northeast ENE
Zanzibar CitySat 12:34 PM508 km315 miles274 nmSouth S
MbaleSat 12:34 PM580 km360 miles313 nmWest-northwest WNW
Dar es SalaamSat 12:34 PM581 km361 miles314 nmSouth S
DodomaSat 12:34 PM600 km373 miles324 nmSouth-southwest SSW
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