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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 Monday, September 23, 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 Monday, September 23, 2013 at 08:44:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 12' South, Longitude: 47° 05' 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' 14.9"6.05 miwest0° 23' 21.3"26.75 misouth27.42 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, September 23, 2013 at 08:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 23' North, Longitude: 87° 22' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.43 meters/second, 1549.6 km/hour, 962.8 miles/hour or 836.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.2"16.05 miwest0° 00' 06.0"0.11 minorth16.05 mi
1 hour14° 30' 15.3"962.62 miwest0° 05' 55.4"6.79 minorth962.40 mi
24 hours11° 53' 12.2"788.96 mieast1° 57' 13.2"134.35 minorth796.27 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MogadishuMon 11:44 AM315 km196 miles170 nmNorthwest NW
KismayoMon 11:44 AM507 km315 miles274 nmWest W
GalkayoMon 11:44 AM771 km479 miles416 nmNorth N
GarissaMon 11:44 AM830 km516 miles448 nmWest W
MombasaMon 11:44 AM929 km577 miles501 nmWest-southwest WSW
VictoriaMon 12:44 PM1051 km653 miles567 nmEast-southeast ESE
Dar es SalaamMon 11:44 AM1135 km705 miles613 nmSouthwest SW
NairobiMon 11:44 AM1150 km715 miles621 nmWest W
MoroniMon 11:44 AM1340 km833 miles724 nmSouth-southwest SSW
DjiboutiMon 11:44 AM1374 km854 miles742 nmNorth-northwest NNW
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