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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 25, 2013 at 08:44:00 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 25, 2013 at 08:44:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 39' North, Longitude: 49° 31' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 455.99 meters/second, 1641.6 km/hour, 1020.0 miles/hour or 886.4 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.00 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth17.00 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.3"1019.91 miwest0° 00' 51.9"0.99 misouth1019.94 mi
24 hours0° 04' 13.1"4.78 miwest0° 20' 49.3"23.85 misouth24.33 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, August 25, 2013 at 08:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 38' North, Longitude: 79° 35' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.57 meters/second, 1582.5 km/hour, 983.3 miles/hour or 854.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"16.39 miwest0° 00' 09.0"0.17 minorth16.39 mi
1 hour14° 30' 40.0"983.13 miwest0° 08' 58.8"10.29 minorth982.92 mi
24 hours11° 42' 45.8"793.57 mieast3° 15' 04.2"223.50 minorth819.57 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BosasoSun 11:44 AM80 km50 miles43 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Al MukallaSun 11:44 AM432 km269 miles233 nmNorth N
GalkayoSun 11:44 AM487 km302 miles263 nmSouth-southwest SSW
BerberaSun 11:44 AM494 km307 miles267 nmWest W
HadibuSun 11:44 AM538 km334 miles291 nmEast-northeast ENE
AdenSun 11:44 AM549 km341 miles296 nmWest-northwest WNW
HargeisaSun 11:44 AM610 km379 miles329 nmWest W
Ta'izzSun 11:44 AM682 km424 miles368 nmWest-northwest WNW
DjiboutiSun 11:44 AM704 km438 miles380 nmWest W
TadjouraSun 11:44 AM736 km457 miles397 nmWest W
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