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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 14, 2013 at 09:50:00 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 14, 2013 at 09:50:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 16' North, Longitude: 31° 23' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.20 meters/second, 1667.5 km/hour, 1036.1 miles/hour or 900.4 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.27 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth17.27 mi
1 hour15° 00' 13.4"1036.13 miwest0° 00' 57.5"1.10 misouth1036.14 mi
24 hours0° 05' 21.3"6.16 miwest0° 23' 03.9"26.42 misouth27.13 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 09:50:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 02' South, Longitude: 143° 53' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.15 meters/second, 1526.9 km/hour, 948.8 miles/hour or 824.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.2"15.81 miwest0° 00' 05.0"0.10 minorth15.81 mi
1 hour14° 25' 11.9"948.55 miwest0° 05' 04.0"5.81 minorth948.79 mi
24 hours13° 46' 39.6"906.32 mieast2° 33' 04.9"175.45 minorth929.26 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AruaSat 12:50 PM59 km37 miles32 nmWest-southwest WSW
GuluSat 12:50 PM115 km71 miles62 nmEast-southeast ESE
JubaSat 12:50 PM176 km110 miles95 nmNorth N
LiraSat 12:50 PM202 km126 miles109 nmSoutheast SE
KampalaSat 12:50 PM353 km219 miles190 nmSouth-southeast SSE
YambioSat 12:50 PM362 km225 miles196 nmWest-northwest WNW
EntebbeSat 12:50 PM375 km233 miles202 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MbaleSat 12:50 PM394 km245 miles213 nmSoutheast SE
MbararaSat 12:50 PM436 km271 miles236 nmSouth S
RuhengeriSat 11:50 AM562 km349 miles304 nmSouth-southwest SSW
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