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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 Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 10:42:00 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 Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 10:42:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 24' South, Longitude: 21° 26' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.91 meters/second, 1670.1 km/hour, 1037.7 miles/hour or 901.8 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.30 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 minorth17.30 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.9"1037.75 miwest0° 00' 59.2"1.13 minorth1037.75 mi
24 hours0° 04' 25.8"5.11 miwest0° 23' 42.7"27.16 minorth27.63 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 10:42:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 12' North, Longitude: 108° 02' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.41 meters/second, 1517.1 km/hour, 942.7 miles/hour or 819.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.9"15.71 miwest0° 00' 01.1"0.02 misouth15.71 mi
1 hour14° 30' 57.8"942.37 miwest0° 01' 15.4"1.44 misouth942.44 mi
24 hours11° 34' 47.5"751.85 mieast0° 55' 45.0"63.91 misouth756.75 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BoendeTue 11:42 AM63 km39 miles34 nmWest-northwest WNW
MbandakaTue 11:42 AM358 km222 miles193 nmWest W
KisanganiTue 12:42 PM431 km268 miles233 nmEast-northeast ENE
ImpfondoTue 11:42 AM437 km271 miles236 nmWest-northwest WNW
BimboTue 11:42 AM616 km382 miles332 nmNorth-northwest NNW
BanguiTue 11:42 AM617 km383 miles333 nmNorth-northwest NNW
OuéssoTue 11:42 AM639 km397 miles345 nmWest-northwest WNW
TshikapaTue 12:42 PM669 km416 miles361 nmSouth S
Mbuji-MayiTue 12:42 PM676 km420 miles365 nmSouth-southeast SSE
BrazzavilleTue 11:42 AM807 km501 miles436 nmWest-southwest WSW
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