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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 11:48:00 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 11:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 44' North, Longitude: 3° 23' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 459.72 meters/second, 1655.0 km/hour, 1028.4 miles/hour or 893.6 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.14 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth17.14 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.1"1028.31 miwest0° 00' 55.7"1.06 minorth1028.29 mi
24 hours0° 04' 00.7"4.58 miwest0° 22' 12.0"25.43 minorth25.84 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 11:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 33' North, Longitude: 7° 50' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.41 meters/second, 1607.1 km/hour, 998.6 miles/hour or 867.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.7"16.64 miwest0° 00' 10.5"0.20 minorth16.64 mi
1 hour14° 31' 46.3"998.47 miwest0° 10' 34.9"12.12 minorth998.37 mi
24 hours11° 18' 23.0"776.99 mieast4° 01' 25.1"276.52 minorth821.18 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AbeokutaTue 12:48 PM64 km40 miles35 nmSouth S
IbadanTue 12:48 PM70 km44 miles38 nmSoutheast SE
SavéTue 12:48 PM104 km65 miles56 nmWest-northwest WNW
LagosTue 12:48 PM142 km88 miles77 nmSouth S
BohiconTue 12:48 PM158 km98 miles85 nmWest-southwest WSW
Porto NovoTue 12:48 PM162 km101 miles87 nmSouth-southwest SSW
CotonouTue 12:48 PM184 km114 miles99 nmSouthwest SW
ParakouTue 12:48 PM195 km121 miles105 nmNorth-northwest NNW
AtakpaméTue 11:48 AM250 km155 miles135 nmWest W
SokodéTue 11:48 AM283 km176 miles153 nmWest-northwest WNW
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