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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 11:10:00 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 11:10:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 38' North, Longitude: 13° 24' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 452.75 meters/second, 1629.9 km/hour, 1012.8 miles/hour or 880.1 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"1012.63 miwest0° 00' 49.1"0.94 misouth1012.66 mi
24 hours0° 03' 34.7"4.03 miwest0° 19' 44.8"22.62 misouth22.98 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, August 19, 2013 at 11:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 18' South, Longitude: 170° 01' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 432.23 meters/second, 1556.0 km/hour, 966.9 miles/hour or 840.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.2"16.11 miwest0° 00' 09.0"0.17 minorth16.11 mi
1 hour14° 25' 20.3"966.70 miwest0° 08' 59.9"10.31 minorth967.07 mi
24 hours346° 23' 29.9"912.16 miwest3° 58' 56.1"273.74 minorth959.35 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MaiduguriMon 12:10 PM92 km57 miles50 nmSouth-southwest SSW
NdjamenaMon 12:10 PM189 km117 miles102 nmEast-southeast ESE
MarouaMon 12:10 PM246 km153 miles133 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MoussoroMon 12:10 PM353 km219 miles191 nmEast-northeast ENE
GarouaMon 12:10 PM368 km229 miles199 nmSouth S
JalingoMon 12:10 PM470 km292 miles254 nmSouth-southwest SSW
ZinderMon 12:10 PM495 km308 miles268 nmWest-northwest WNW
KanoMon 12:10 PM536 km333 miles289 nmWest W
MoundouMon 12:10 PM536 km333 miles290 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MongoMon 12:10 PM577 km359 miles312 nmEast E
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