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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 10, 2013 at 08:34:00 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 10, 2013 at 08:34:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 42' North, Longitude: 50° 36' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.02 meters/second, 1591.3 km/hour, 988.8 miles/hour or 859.2 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.48 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 minorth16.48 mi
1 hour15° 00' 01.2"988.51 miwest0° 00' 39.0"0.75 minorth988.48 mi
24 hours0° 00' 25.3"0.46 miwest0° 15' 27.8"17.73 minorth17.73 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, May 10, 2013 at 08:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 04' North, Longitude: 54° 34' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.92 meters/second, 1536.9 km/hour, 955.0 miles/hour or 829.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.9"15.92 miwest0° 00' 04.7"0.09 minorth15.92 mi
1 hour14° 31' 01.6"954.71 miwest0° 04' 45.1"5.45 minorth954.51 mi
24 hours11° 38' 19.5"765.49 mieast1° 29' 24.5"102.49 minorth769.02 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SalalahFri 12:34 PM379 km235 miles205 nmEast E
Al MukallaFri 11:34 AM384 km239 miles207 nmSouth-southwest SSW
HadibuFri 11:34 AM669 km416 miles361 nmSouth-southeast SSE
BosasoFri 11:34 AM726 km451 miles392 nmSouth-southwest SSW
SanaFri 11:34 AM729 km453 miles394 nmWest-southwest WSW
AdenFri 11:34 AM807 km502 miles436 nmSouthwest SW
Khamis MushaitFri 11:34 AM835 km519 miles451 nmWest W
Ta'izzFri 11:34 AM841 km523 miles454 nmWest-southwest WSW
Abu DhabiFri 12:34 PM844 km525 miles456 nmNorth-northeast NNE
DohaFri 11:34 AM845 km525 miles456 nmNorth N
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