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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 Friday, May 3, 2013 at 11:14:00 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 Friday, May 3, 2013 at 11:14:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 48' North, Longitude: 10° 43' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.46 meters/second, 1607.3 km/hour, 998.7 miles/hour or 867.9 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"16.65 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 minorth16.65 mi
1 hour15° 00' 03.6"998.49 miwest0° 00' 43.7"0.84 minorth998.46 mi
24 hours0° 01' 24.7"1.57 miwest0° 17' 24.2"19.94 minorth20.01 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, May 3, 2013 at 11:14:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 57' South, Longitude: 63° 37' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 444.17 meters/second, 1599.0 km/hour, 993.6 miles/hour or 863.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.0"16.56 miwest0° 00' 10.7"0.21 minorth16.56 mi
1 hour14° 30' 07.2"993.49 miwest0° 10' 48.3"12.38 minorth993.78 mi
24 hours11° 43' 08.9"802.86 mieast4° 25' 49.1"304.43 minorth861.93 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
ZinderFri 12:14 PM288 km179 miles155 nmSouthwest SW
AgadezFri 12:14 PM319 km198 miles172 nmWest-northwest WNW
MaradiFri 12:14 PM465 km289 miles251 nmWest-southwest WSW
ArlitFri 12:14 PM481 km299 miles260 nmNorthwest NW
KanoFri 12:14 PM482 km300 miles260 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MaiduguriFri 12:14 PM511 km318 miles276 nmSouth-southeast SSE
ZariaFri 12:14 PM617 km383 miles333 nmSouth-southwest SSW
NdjamenaFri 12:14 PM621 km386 miles335 nmSoutheast SE
SokotoFri 12:14 PM663 km412 miles358 nmWest-southwest WSW
MoussoroFri 12:14 PM666 km414 miles360 nmEast-southeast ESE
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