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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 Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at 11:06:00 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 Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at 11:06:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 14' North, Longitude: 14° 40' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.75 meters/second, 1619.1 km/hour, 1006.1 miles/hour or 874.3 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"16.77 miwest0° 00' 00.8"0.01 misouth16.77 mi
1 hour15° 00' 07.2"1005.90 miwest0° 00' 46.4"0.89 misouth1005.93 mi
24 hours0° 02' 55.9"3.28 miwest0° 18' 42.1"21.43 misouth21.68 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at 11:06:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 20' South, Longitude: 100° 13' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.55 meters/second, 1535.6 km/hour, 954.2 miles/hour or 829.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.6"15.90 miwest0° 00' 06.0"0.11 misouth15.90 mi
1 hour14° 26' 42.8"953.87 miwest0° 05' 55.2"6.79 misouth953.64 mi
24 hours13° 37' 30.4"899.74 mieast1° 52' 09.9"128.57 misouth904.18 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MoussoroWed 12:06 PM207 km129 miles112 nmEast-southeast ESE
NdjamenaWed 12:06 PM238 km148 miles129 nmSouth S
MaiduguriWed 12:06 PM312 km194 miles168 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MarouaWed 12:06 PM403 km250 miles217 nmSouth S
MongoWed 12:06 PM491 km305 miles265 nmEast-southeast ESE
GarouaWed 12:06 PM562 km349 miles304 nmSouth-southwest SSW
ZinderWed 12:06 PM615 km382 miles332 nmWest W
Faya-LargeauWed 12:06 PM626 km389 miles338 nmNortheast NE
MoundouWed 12:06 PM645 km401 miles348 nmSouth-southeast SSE
AbéchéWed 12:06 PM667 km415 miles360 nmEast E
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