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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 Saturday, March 23, 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 Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 11:02:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 11' North, Longitude: 16° 08' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.83 meters/second, 1669.8 km/hour, 1037.6 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' 11.3"1037.56 miwest0° 00' 59.0"1.13 minorth1037.55 mi
24 hours0° 04' 32.3"5.23 miwest0° 23' 37.0"27.05 minorth27.55 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 11:02:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 32' North, Longitude: 148° 57' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 440.30 meters/second, 1585.1 km/hour, 984.9 miles/hour or 855.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.7"16.41 miwest0° 00' 09.0"0.17 misouth16.42 mi
1 hour14° 31' 46.1"984.77 miwest0° 09' 08.5"10.47 misouth985.09 mi
24 hours11° 18' 18.8"766.27 mieast3° 55' 27.4"269.70 misouth816.81 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
OuéssoSat 12:02 PM48 km30 miles26 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ImpfondoSat 12:02 PM219 km136 miles118 nmEast-northeast ENE
MbandakaSat 12:02 PM267 km166 miles144 nmEast-southeast ESE
BerbératiSat 12:02 PM342 km213 miles185 nmNorth N
FrancevilleSat 12:02 PM422 km262 miles228 nmSouthwest SW
BimboSat 12:02 PM423 km263 miles228 nmNortheast NE
BanguiSat 12:02 PM443 km275 miles239 nmNortheast NE
BertouaSat 12:02 PM464 km288 miles250 nmNorthwest NW
EbebiyínSat 12:02 PM545 km339 miles295 nmWest-northwest WNW
BozoumSat 12:02 PM568 km353 miles307 nmNorth N
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