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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 12:02:00 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 12:02:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 59' North, Longitude: 0° 40' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 455.46 meters/second, 1639.7 km/hour, 1018.8 miles/hour or 885.3 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"1018.73 miwest0° 00' 52.0"1.00 minorth1018.71 mi
24 hours0° 03' 15.9"3.70 miwest0° 20' 45.5"23.78 minorth24.07 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 12:02:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 35' North, Longitude: 92° 11' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 433.01 meters/second, 1558.8 km/hour, 968.6 miles/hour or 841.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.0"16.14 miwest0° 00' 06.7"0.13 misouth16.14 mi
1 hour14° 32' 01.9"968.40 miwest0° 06' 48.2"7.80 misouth968.70 mi
24 hours11° 08' 10.5"742.07 mieast3° 02' 52.1"209.53 misouth776.02 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MangoThu 12:02 PM143 km89 miles77 nmEast-southeast ESE
Fada N'gourmaThu 12:02 PM164 km102 miles88 nmNortheast NE
TamaleThu 12:02 PM176 km109 miles95 nmSouth S
OuagadougouThu 12:02 PM180 km112 miles97 nmNorth-northwest NNW
KoudougouThu 12:02 PM232 km144 miles125 nmNorthwest NW
NatitingouThu 1:02 PM237 km147 miles128 nmEast-southeast ESE
KaraThu 12:02 PM259 km161 miles140 nmSoutheast SE
DjougouThu 1:02 PM292 km182 miles158 nmEast-southeast ESE
SokodéThu 12:02 PM297 km185 miles160 nmSoutheast SE
DoriThu 12:02 PM344 km214 miles186 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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