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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 Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 10:40:00 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 Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 10:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 55' North, Longitude: 19° 30' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 461.49 meters/second, 1661.4 km/hour, 1032.3 miles/hour or 897.1 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.21 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth17.21 mi
1 hour15° 00' 12.8"1032.28 miwest0° 00' 56.3"1.07 misouth1032.30 mi
24 hours0° 05' 08.3"5.89 miwest0° 22' 32.6"25.82 misouth26.48 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 10:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 43' South, Longitude: 40° 01' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.82 meters/second, 1608.6 km/hour, 999.5 miles/hour or 868.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.1"16.66 miwest0° 00' 10.5"0.20 misouth16.66 mi
1 hour14° 31' 12.9"999.39 miwest0° 10' 37.6"12.17 misouth999.31 mi
24 hours11° 43' 16.3"806.75 mieast4° 06' 55.8"282.82 misouth851.50 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Kaga-BandoroSat 11:40 AM125 km78 miles67 nmNorth-northwest NNW
BambariSat 11:40 AM131 km82 miles71 nmEast E
BanguiSat 11:40 AM201 km125 miles108 nmSouth-southwest SSW
BimboSat 11:40 AM220 km137 miles119 nmSouth-southwest SSW
BriaSat 11:40 AM284 km177 miles153 nmEast-northeast ENE
BozoumSat 11:40 AM348 km216 miles188 nmWest W
SarhSat 11:40 AM378 km235 miles204 nmNorth-northwest NNW
BerbératiSat 11:40 AM450 km280 miles243 nmWest-southwest WSW
MoundouSat 11:40 AM479 km297 miles259 nmNorthwest NW
ImpfondoSat 11:40 AM502 km312 miles271 nmSouth-southwest SSW
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