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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 18, 2013 at 10:52:00 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 18, 2013 at 10:52:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 48' South, Longitude: 19° 01' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.88 meters/second, 1670.0 km/hour, 1037.7 miles/hour or 901.7 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"1037.67 miwest0° 00' 59.2"1.13 minorth1037.67 mi
24 hours0° 04' 23.4"5.06 miwest0° 23' 43.3"27.17 minorth27.63 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, March 18, 2013 at 10:52:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 14' North, Longitude: 93° 59' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.28 meters/second, 1516.6 km/hour, 942.4 miles/hour or 818.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.8"15.71 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 minorth15.71 mi
1 hour14° 30' 53.5"942.08 miwest0° 00' 59.3"1.13 minorth942.03 mi
24 hours11° 38' 02.3"755.19 mieast0° 02' 18.4"2.64 misouth755.28 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MbandakaMon 11:52 AM126 km78 miles68 nmNorthwest NW
BoendeMon 11:52 AM216 km134 miles117 nmEast-northeast ENE
ImpfondoMon 11:52 AM286 km178 miles155 nmNorth-northwest NNW
OuéssoMon 11:52 AM423 km263 miles228 nmNorthwest NW
BimboMon 11:52 AM562 km349 miles304 nmNorth N
BrazzavilleMon 11:52 AM565 km351 miles305 nmSouthwest SW
KinshasaMon 11:52 AM567 km352 miles306 nmSouthwest SW
BanguiMon 11:52 AM572 km356 miles309 nmNorth N
FrancevilleMon 11:52 AM611 km380 miles330 nmWest W
TshikapaMon 12:52 PM653 km406 miles353 nmSouth-southeast SSE
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