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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, April 10, 2013 at 08:36:00 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, April 10, 2013 at 08:36:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 04' North, Longitude: 51° 20' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 459.37 meters/second, 1653.7 km/hour, 1027.6 miles/hour or 892.9 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.13 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth17.13 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.0"1027.51 miwest0° 00' 55.4"1.06 minorth1027.49 mi
24 hours0° 03' 57.1"4.51 miwest0° 22' 04.9"25.29 minorth25.69 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 08:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 04' North, Longitude: 49° 58' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.40 meters/second, 1592.7 km/hour, 989.6 miles/hour or 860.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.6"16.49 miwest0° 00' 09.5"0.18 minorth16.49 mi
1 hour14° 31' 40.9"989.48 miwest0° 09' 35.8"10.99 minorth989.30 mi
24 hours11° 22' 21.0"774.59 mieast3° 33' 37.0"244.72 minorth807.78 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BosasoWed 11:36 AM427 km265 miles231 nmNorth-northwest NNW
GalkayoWed 11:36 AM453 km282 miles245 nmWest-southwest WSW
HadibuWed 11:36 AM587 km365 miles317 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Al MukallaWed 11:36 AM756 km469 miles408 nmNorth-northwest NNW
HargeisaWed 11:36 AM816 km507 miles441 nmWest-northwest WNW
AdenWed 11:36 AM871 km541 miles470 nmNorthwest NW
MogadishuWed 11:36 AM940 km584 miles508 nmSouthwest SW
DjiboutiWed 11:36 AM979 km608 miles528 nmWest-northwest WNW
Ta'izzWed 11:36 AM1006 km625 miles543 nmNorthwest NW
Ali SabiehWed 11:36 AM1006 km625 miles543 nmWest-northwest WNW
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