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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 Tuesday, August 20, 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 Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at 08:10:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 21' North, Longitude: 58° 21' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 453.25 meters/second, 1631.7 km/hour, 1013.9 miles/hour or 881.1 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"16.90 miwest0° 00' 00.8"0.02 misouth16.90 mi
1 hour15° 00' 09.0"1013.76 miwest0° 00' 49.6"0.95 misouth1013.79 mi
24 hours0° 03' 41.0"4.15 miwest0° 19' 55.1"22.82 misouth23.19 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at 08:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 52' South, Longitude: 133° 03' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 438.65 meters/second, 1579.1 km/hour, 981.2 miles/hour or 852.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.4"16.35 miwest0° 00' 10.5"0.20 minorth16.35 mi
1 hour14° 26' 31.2"981.09 miwest0° 10' 40.0"12.22 minorth981.45 mi
24 hours13° 07' 47.6"891.97 mieast4° 30' 23.7"309.71 minorth949.67 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HadibuTue 11:10 AM472 km293 miles255 nmWest W
SalalahTue 12:10 PM690 km429 miles373 nmNorthwest NW
BosasoTue 11:10 AM1006 km625 miles543 nmWest W
MuscatTue 12:10 PM1246 km775 miles673 nmNorth N
Abu DhabiTue 12:10 PM1404 km872 miles758 nmNorth-northwest NNW
AdenTue 11:10 AM1451 km902 miles784 nmWest W
DubaiTue 12:10 PM1466 km911 miles792 nmNorth-northwest NNW
SanaTue 11:10 AM1563 km971 miles844 nmWest-northwest WNW
DohaTue 11:10 AM1601 km995 miles865 nmNorth-northwest NNW
DjiboutiTue 11:10 AM1658 km1030 miles895 nmWest W
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