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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 10:10:00 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 Monday, August 19, 2013 at 10:10:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 39' North, Longitude: 28° 24' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 452.72 meters/second, 1629.8 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"1012.58 miwest0° 00' 49.1"0.94 misouth1012.60 mi
24 hours0° 03' 34.4"4.02 miwest0° 19' 44.4"22.62 misouth22.97 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, August 19, 2013 at 10:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 27' South, Longitude: 175° 34' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.92 meters/second, 1554.9 km/hour, 966.2 miles/hour or 839.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.2"16.10 miwest0° 00' 08.8"0.17 minorth16.10 mi
1 hour14° 25' 17.3"966.00 miwest0° 08' 54.1"10.20 minorth966.37 mi
24 hours13° 37' 50.9"913.06 mieast3° 57' 02.7"271.58 minorth959.63 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Al-UbayyidMon 1:10 PM206 km128 miles111 nmEast-northeast ENE
Al-FashirMon 1:10 PM348 km216 miles188 nmWest-northwest WNW
KostiMon 1:10 PM466 km290 miles252 nmEast E
MalakalMon 1:10 PM496 km308 miles268 nmSoutheast SE
WauMon 1:10 PM549 km341 miles297 nmSouth S
KhartoumMon 1:10 PM553 km344 miles299 nmNortheast NE
BiraoMon 11:10 AM666 km414 miles360 nmWest-southwest WSW
AbéchéMon 11:10 AM831 km516 miles449 nmWest W
FadaMon 11:10 AM889 km552 miles480 nmNorthwest NW
YambioMon 1:10 PM893 km555 miles482 nmSouth S
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