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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 Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at 09:34:00 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 Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at 09:34:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 35' North, Longitude: 36° 48' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 457.49 meters/second, 1647.0 km/hour, 1023.4 miles/hour or 889.3 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.06 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth17.06 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.0"1023.30 miwest0° 00' 53.0"1.01 misouth1023.32 mi
24 hours0° 04' 29.4"5.10 miwest0° 21' 18.2"24.40 misouth24.93 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at 09:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 02' North, Longitude: 56° 34' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.37 meters/second, 1527.7 km/hour, 949.3 miles/hour or 824.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.7"15.82 miwest0° 00' 02.9"0.06 minorth15.82 mi
1 hour14° 30' 46.2"949.01 miwest0° 02' 51.9"3.28 minorth948.88 mi
24 hours11° 40' 23.4"763.40 mieast0° 43' 13.5"49.55 minorth763.34 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NekemteWed 12:34 PM62 km38 miles33 nmSouth-southwest SSW
JimmaWed 12:34 PM212 km132 miles114 nmSouth S
Addis AbabaWed 12:34 PM223 km139 miles120 nmEast-southeast ESE
Bahir DarWed 12:34 PM230 km143 miles124 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AdamaWed 12:34 PM295 km183 miles159 nmEast-southeast ESE
Debre BerhanWed 12:34 PM300 km187 miles162 nmEast E
AwasaWed 12:34 PM336 km209 miles181 nmSouth-southeast SSE
GondarWed 12:34 PM342 km212 miles185 nmNorth-northeast NNE
DessieWed 12:34 PM354 km220 miles191 nmEast-northeast ENE
LalibelaWed 12:34 PM365 km227 miles197 nmNortheast NE
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