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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 Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 11:14:00 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 Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 11:14:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 51' North, Longitude: 12° 14' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 461.53 meters/second, 1661.5 km/hour, 1032.4 miles/hour or 897.1 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.21 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 minorth17.21 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.8"1032.37 miwest0° 00' 57.0"1.09 minorth1032.36 mi
24 hours0° 04' 18.7"4.95 miwest0° 22' 47.6"26.10 minorth26.57 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 11:14:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 56' South, Longitude: 58° 52' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 432.14 meters/second, 1555.7 km/hour, 966.7 miles/hour or 840.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.5"16.11 miwest0° 00' 08.2"0.16 minorth16.11 mi
1 hour14° 27' 37.2"966.48 miwest0° 08' 20.2"9.55 minorth966.83 mi
24 hours12° 40' 10.4"846.82 mieast3° 40' 37.9"252.78 minorth890.09 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BertouaThu 12:14 PM213 km133 miles115 nmSoutheast SE
NgaoundéréThu 12:14 PM220 km137 miles119 nmNortheast NE
BamendaThu 12:14 PM231 km144 miles125 nmWest W
YaoundéThu 12:14 PM235 km146 miles127 nmSouth-southwest SSW
DoualaThu 12:14 PM345 km214 miles186 nmSouthwest SW
JalingoThu 12:14 PM350 km218 miles189 nmNorth-northwest NNW
GarouaThu 12:14 PM403 km250 miles217 nmNorth-northeast NNE
EbebiyínThu 12:14 PM421 km262 miles227 nmSouth-southwest SSW
BerbératiThu 12:14 PM431 km268 miles233 nmEast-southeast ESE
MalaboThu 12:14 PM446 km277 miles241 nmWest-southwest WSW
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