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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 17, 2013 at 10:12:00 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 17, 2013 at 10:12:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 36' North, Longitude: 26° 53' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 456.03 meters/second, 1641.7 km/hour, 1020.1 miles/hour or 886.5 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.00 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth17.00 mi
1 hour15° 00' 08.5"1020.01 miwest0° 00' 52.6"1.00 minorth1019.99 mi
24 hours0° 03' 22.1"3.82 miwest0° 20' 57.4"24.01 minorth24.31 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 10:12:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 04' North, Longitude: 107° 33' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.19 meters/second, 1537.9 km/hour, 955.6 miles/hour or 830.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.5"15.93 miwest0° 00' 04.6"0.09 misouth15.93 mi
1 hour14° 31' 37.5"955.35 miwest0° 04' 46.3"5.47 misouth955.58 mi
24 hours11° 16' 24.4"741.46 mieast2° 16' 45.0"156.73 misouth762.33 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
WauWed 1:12 PM344 km214 miles186 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Al-FashirWed 1:12 PM373 km232 miles202 nmNorth-northwest NNW
BiraoWed 11:12 AM451 km280 miles243 nmWest W
Al-UbayyidWed 1:12 PM461 km287 miles249 nmNortheast NE
MalakalWed 1:12 PM537 km334 miles290 nmEast-southeast ESE
OboWed 11:12 AM578 km359 miles312 nmSouth S
YambioWed 1:12 PM688 km427 miles371 nmSouth-southeast SSE
KostiWed 1:12 PM690 km429 miles373 nmEast-northeast ENE
AbéchéWed 11:12 AM749 km466 miles405 nmWest-northwest WNW
JubaWed 1:12 PM821 km510 miles443 nmSoutheast SE
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