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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, April 9, 2013 at 09:04:00 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, April 9, 2013 at 09:04:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 42' North, Longitude: 44° 24' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 459.77 meters/second, 1655.2 km/hour, 1028.5 miles/hour or 893.7 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.14 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth17.14 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.1"1028.42 miwest0° 00' 55.7"1.06 minorth1028.40 mi
24 hours0° 04' 01.3"4.59 miwest0° 22' 12.9"25.44 minorth25.86 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 09:04:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 04' North, Longitude: 31° 53' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.82 meters/second, 1608.6 km/hour, 999.5 miles/hour or 868.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.7"16.66 miwest0° 00' 10.6"0.20 minorth16.66 mi
1 hour14° 31' 46.2"999.41 miwest0° 10' 41.1"12.24 minorth999.31 mi
24 hours11° 18' 06.6"777.40 mieast4° 04' 30.7"280.05 minorth822.93 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Kebri DaharTue 12:04 PM107 km66 miles58 nmSouth S
DegehaburTue 12:04 PM109 km67 miles59 nmWest-northwest WNW
HargeisaTue 12:04 PM209 km130 miles113 nmNorth N
BerberaTue 12:04 PM311 km193 miles168 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Dire DawaTue 12:04 PM349 km217 miles188 nmNorthwest NW
GalkayoTue 12:04 PM351 km218 miles189 nmEast-southeast ESE
Ali SabiehTue 12:04 PM425 km264 miles229 nmNorth-northwest NNW
DikhilTue 12:04 PM438 km272 miles236 nmNorth-northwest NNW
DjiboutiTue 12:04 PM452 km281 miles244 nmNorth-northwest NNW
TadjouraTue 12:04 PM482 km299 miles260 nmNorth-northwest NNW
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