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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 Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at 10:56:00 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 Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at 10:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 32' North, Longitude: 17° 13' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.13 meters/second, 1616.9 km/hour, 1004.7 miles/hour or 873.0 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"16.74 miwest0° 00' 00.8"0.01 misouth16.74 mi
1 hour15° 00' 06.7"1004.50 miwest0° 00' 45.8"0.88 misouth1004.53 mi
24 hours0° 02' 47.5"3.12 miwest0° 18' 28.6"21.17 misouth21.40 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at 10:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 29' South, Longitude: 89° 40' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 433.48 meters/second, 1560.5 km/hour, 969.7 miles/hour or 842.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.4"16.16 miwest0° 00' 08.0"0.15 misouth16.16 mi
1 hour14° 28' 27.6"969.42 miwest0° 08' 02.4"9.21 misouth969.18 mi
24 hours12° 56' 54.1"867.25 mieast2° 50' 01.5"194.85 misouth883.11 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MoussoroTue 11:56 AM126 km78 miles68 nmSouthwest SW
MongoTue 11:56 AM305 km190 miles165 nmSouth-southeast SSE
NdjamenaTue 11:56 AM356 km221 miles192 nmSouthwest SW
AbéchéTue 11:56 AM398 km248 miles215 nmEast E
Faya-LargeauTue 11:56 AM426 km265 miles230 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MaiduguriTue 11:56 AM532 km331 miles287 nmSouthwest SW
MarouaTue 11:56 AM536 km333 miles290 nmSouthwest SW
FadaTue 11:56 AM552 km343 miles298 nmEast-northeast ENE
SarhTue 11:56 AM610 km379 miles329 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MoundouTue 11:56 AM672 km418 miles363 nmSouth S
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