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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, September 22, 2013 at 08:54:00 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, September 22, 2013 at 08:54:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 11' North, Longitude: 44° 41' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.94 meters/second, 1670.2 km/hour, 1037.8 miles/hour or 901.8 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.30 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth17.30 mi
1 hour15° 00' 13.1"1037.81 miwest0° 00' 58.3"1.11 misouth1037.81 mi
24 hours0° 05' 17.0"6.09 miwest0° 23' 20.6"26.73 misouth27.42 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, September 22, 2013 at 08:54:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 36' North, Longitude: 101° 41' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 436.01 meters/second, 1569.7 km/hour, 975.3 miles/hour or 847.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.2"16.25 miwest0° 00' 08.0"0.15 minorth16.26 mi
1 hour14° 30' 14.6"975.15 miwest0° 07' 55.2"9.08 minorth974.92 mi
24 hours11° 54' 04.1"800.19 mieast2° 47' 24.8"191.84 minorth817.97 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MogadishuSun 11:54 AM217 km135 miles117 nmNorth-northeast NNE
KismayoSun 11:54 AM245 km152 miles132 nmWest-southwest WSW
GarissaSun 11:54 AM565 km351 miles305 nmWest W
MombasaSun 11:54 AM728 km452 miles393 nmSouthwest SW
GalkayoSun 11:54 AM789 km490 miles426 nmNorth-northeast NNE
NairobiSun 11:54 AM890 km553 miles481 nmWest W
Zanzibar CitySun 11:54 AM930 km578 miles502 nmSouthwest SW
NakuruSun 11:54 AM959 km596 miles518 nmWest W
Dar es SalaamSun 11:54 AM979 km609 miles529 nmSouthwest SW
Addis AbabaSun 11:54 AM1177 km731 miles635 nmNorth-northwest NNW
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