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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 Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 09:52:00 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 Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 09:52:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 01' South, Longitude: 33° 52' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.93 meters/second, 1670.1 km/hour, 1037.8 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' 11.0"1037.77 miwest0° 00' 59.2"1.13 minorth1037.78 mi
24 hours0° 04' 27.8"5.15 miwest0° 23' 41.9"27.14 minorth27.62 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 09:52:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 19' North, Longitude: 131° 43' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 423.83 meters/second, 1525.8 km/hour, 948.1 miles/hour or 823.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.1"15.80 miwest0° 00' 03.2"0.06 misouth15.80 mi
1 hour14° 31' 09.1"947.80 miwest0° 03' 23.5"3.89 misouth947.97 mi
24 hours11° 29' 24.5"750.15 mieast1° 45' 46.0"121.24 misouth763.74 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KisumuWed 12:52 PM99 km62 miles54 nmEast E
MbaleWed 12:52 PM126 km78 miles68 nmNorth-northeast NNE
KampalaWed 12:52 PM147 km92 miles80 nmWest-northwest WNW
EntebbeWed 12:52 PM156 km97 miles84 nmWest W
NakuruWed 12:52 PM248 km154 miles134 nmEast E
LiraWed 12:52 PM272 km169 miles147 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MwanzaWed 12:52 PM297 km184 miles160 nmSouth-southwest SSW
GuluWed 12:52 PM355 km221 miles192 nmNorth-northwest NNW
NairobiWed 12:52 PM357 km222 miles193 nmEast-southeast ESE
MbararaWed 12:52 PM363 km225 miles196 nmWest W
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