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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 Sunday, August 18, 2013 at 08:10:00 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 Sunday, August 18, 2013 at 08:10:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 60' North, Longitude: 58° 28' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 452.09 meters/second, 1627.5 km/hour, 1011.3 miles/hour or 878.8 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"16.86 miwest0° 00' 00.8"0.02 misouth16.86 mi
1 hour15° 00' 08.5"1011.15 miwest0° 00' 48.5"0.93 misouth1011.18 mi
24 hours0° 03' 26.4"3.87 miwest0° 19' 31.4"22.37 misouth22.70 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, August 18, 2013 at 08:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 41' South, Longitude: 160° 53' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.43 meters/second, 1528.0 km/hour, 949.4 miles/hour or 825.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.1"15.82 miwest0° 00' 06.0"0.11 minorth15.82 mi
1 hour14° 24' 09.8"949.19 miwest0° 06' 00.6"6.89 minorth949.48 mi
24 hours14° 09' 17.7"932.87 mieast2° 56' 34.8"202.37 minorth961.60 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HadibuSun 11:10 AM484 km301 miles261 nmWest W
SalalahSun 12:10 PM647 km402 miles349 nmNorthwest NW
Al MukallaSun 11:10 AM1024 km636 miles553 nmWest W
MuscatSun 12:10 PM1174 km729 miles634 nmNorth N
Abu DhabiSun 12:10 PM1338 km832 miles723 nmNorth-northwest NNW
DubaiSun 12:10 PM1398 km869 miles755 nmNorth-northwest NNW
AdenSun 11:10 AM1461 km908 miles789 nmWest W
DohaSun 11:10 AM1542 km958 miles833 nmNorth-northwest NNW
SanaSun 11:10 AM1560 km969 miles842 nmWest-northwest WNW
KarachiSun 1:10 PM1591 km989 miles859 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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