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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 11:02:00 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 11:02:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 47' South, Longitude: 16° 31' 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 11:02:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 15' North, Longitude: 91° 34' 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"942.06 miwest0° 00' 58.3"1.12 minorth942.02 mi
24 hours11° 38' 01.6"755.16 mieast0° 02' 40.9"3.08 misouth755.27 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MbandakaMon 12:02 PM216 km134 miles117 nmEast-northeast ENE
OuéssoMon 12:02 PM270 km168 miles146 nmNorth N
ImpfondoMon 12:02 PM317 km197 miles171 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FrancevilleMon 12:02 PM339 km210 miles183 nmWest-southwest WSW
BrazzavilleMon 12:02 PM408 km253 miles220 nmSouth-southwest SSW
KinshasaMon 12:02 PM413 km257 miles223 nmSouth-southwest SSW
BerbératiMon 12:02 PM564 km351 miles305 nmNorth N
DolisieMon 12:02 PM569 km354 miles307 nmSouthwest SW
BimboMon 12:02 PM596 km370 miles322 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BanguiMon 12:02 PM614 km381 miles331 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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