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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 Monday, August 19, 2013 at 09:00:00 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 Monday, August 19, 2013 at 09:00:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 40' North, Longitude: 45° 54' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 452.70 meters/second, 1629.7 km/hour, 1012.7 miles/hour or 880.0 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"16.88 miwest0° 00' 00.8"0.02 misouth16.88 mi
1 hour15° 00' 08.8"1012.51 miwest0° 00' 49.1"0.94 misouth1012.54 mi
24 hours0° 03' 34.1"4.02 miwest0° 19' 43.7"22.60 misouth22.96 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, August 19, 2013 at 09:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 38' South, Longitude: 158° 45' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.56 meters/second, 1553.6 km/hour, 965.4 miles/hour or 838.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.2"16.09 miwest0° 00' 08.7"0.17 minorth16.09 mi
1 hour14° 25' 13.5"965.18 miwest0° 08' 47.3"10.07 minorth965.56 mi
24 hours13° 39' 24.9"914.10 mieast3° 54' 48.0"269.01 minorth959.95 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AdenMon 12:00 Noon100 km62 miles54 nmWest W
Ta'izzMon 12:00 Noon229 km142 miles124 nmWest-northwest WNW
BerberaMon 12:00 Noon265 km164 miles143 nmSouth-southwest SSW
ObockMon 12:00 Noon295 km183 miles159 nmWest-southwest WSW
DjiboutiMon 12:00 Noon323 km201 miles175 nmWest-southwest WSW
TadjouraMon 12:00 Noon343 km213 miles185 nmWest-southwest WSW
AssabMon 12:00 Noon346 km215 miles187 nmWest W
SanaMon 12:00 Noon350 km217 miles189 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Ali SabiehMon 12:00 Noon386 km240 miles209 nmWest-southwest WSW
BosasoMon 12:00 Noon388 km241 miles209 nmEast-southeast ESE
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