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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 Sunday, March 17, 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 Sunday, March 17, 2013 at 08:34:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 14' South, Longitude: 53° 35' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.82 meters/second, 1669.7 km/hour, 1037.5 miles/hour or 901.6 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' 10.8"1037.53 miwest0° 00' 59.2"1.13 minorth1037.53 mi
24 hours0° 04' 20.4"5.00 miwest0° 23' 43.5"27.17 minorth27.63 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, March 17, 2013 at 08:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 15' North, Longitude: 115° 44' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 423.95 meters/second, 1526.2 km/hour, 948.3 miles/hour or 824.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.9"15.81 miwest0° 00' 03.4"0.07 minorth15.81 mi
1 hour14° 30' 58.2"948.05 miwest0° 03' 26.8"3.95 minorth947.90 mi
24 hours11° 37' 53.0"759.73 mieast0° 57' 05.9"65.46 minorth760.32 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
VictoriaSun 12:34 PM429 km266 miles232 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MogadishuSun 11:34 AM987 km613 miles533 nmWest-northwest WNW
MoroniSun 11:34 AM1625 km1010 miles878 nmSouthwest SW
Dar es SalaamSun 11:34 AM1704 km1059 miles920 nmWest-southwest WSW
AdenSun 11:34 AM1821 km1132 miles983 nmNorth-northwest NNW
DjiboutiSun 11:34 AM1828 km1136 miles987 nmNorthwest NW
NairobiSun 11:34 AM1867 km1160 miles1008 nmWest W
Addis AbabaSun 11:34 AM1998 km1241 miles1079 nmNorthwest NW
DodomaSun 11:34 AM2056 km1278 miles1110 nmWest-southwest WSW
AntananarivoSun 11:34 AM2066 km1284 miles1116 nmSouth-southwest SSW
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