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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 18, 2013 at 10:02:00 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 18, 2013 at 10:02:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 57' North, Longitude: 29° 20' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 455.51 meters/second, 1639.8 km/hour, 1018.9 miles/hour or 885.4 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"16.98 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth16.98 mi
1 hour15° 00' 08.2"1018.83 miwest0° 00' 52.2"1.00 minorth1018.81 mi
24 hours0° 03' 16.4"3.71 miwest0° 20' 46.6"23.80 minorth24.09 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 10:02:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 49' North, Longitude: 121° 15' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 432.52 meters/second, 1557.1 km/hour, 967.5 miles/hour or 840.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.0"16.12 miwest0° 00' 06.5"0.13 misouth16.13 mi
1 hour14° 32' 00.4"967.31 miwest0° 06' 39.3"7.63 misouth967.60 mi
24 hours11° 08' 39.2"741.80 mieast2° 59' 31.5"205.71 misouth774.72 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Al-UbayyidThu 1:02 PM265 km165 miles143 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MalakalThu 1:02 PM300 km187 miles162 nmEast-southeast ESE
WauThu 1:02 PM389 km242 miles210 nmSouth-southwest SSW
KostiThu 1:02 PM438 km272 miles236 nmNortheast NE
Al-FashirThu 1:02 PM524 km326 miles283 nmNorthwest NW
KhartoumThu 1:02 PM621 km386 miles335 nmNorth-northeast NNE
YambioThu 1:02 PM713 km443 miles385 nmSouth S
JubaThu 1:02 PM719 km447 miles388 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Bahir DarThu 1:02 PM882 km548 miles476 nmEast E
JimmaThu 1:02 PM900 km559 miles486 nmEast-southeast ESE
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