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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, October 2, 2013 at 07:44:00 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 Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at 07:44:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 41' South, Longitude: 61° 20' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.98 meters/second, 1666.7 km/hour, 1035.7 miles/hour or 900.0 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.26 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth17.26 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.7"1035.65 miwest0° 00' 58.1"1.11 misouth1035.64 mi
24 hours0° 04' 41.7"5.40 miwest0° 23' 12.1"26.57 misouth27.12 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at 07:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 47' North, Longitude: 29° 35' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.15 meters/second, 1613.3 km/hour, 1002.5 miles/hour or 871.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"16.71 miwest0° 00' 10.2"0.20 misouth16.71 mi
1 hour14° 32' 31.2"1002.38 miwest0° 10' 17.5"11.79 misouth1002.57 mi
24 hours11° 04' 45.7"763.70 mieast4° 14' 00.0"290.87 misouth818.77 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
VictoriaWed 11:44 AM662 km411 miles357 nmWest W
Diego GarciaWed 1:44 PM1292 km803 miles698 nmEast-southeast ESE
MaleWed 12:44 PM1608 km999 miles868 nmEast-northeast ENE
Port LouisWed 11:44 AM1871 km1163 miles1010 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MogadishuWed 10:44 AM1889 km1174 miles1020 nmWest-northwest WNW
Saint-DenisWed 11:44 AM2007 km1247 miles1084 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MoroniWed 10:44 AM2181 km1355 miles1178 nmWest-southwest WSW
ThiruvananthapuramWed 1:14 PM2195 km1364 miles1185 nmNortheast NE
AntananarivoWed 10:44 AM2259 km1404 miles1220 nmSouthwest SW
ColomboWed 1:14 PM2369 km1472 miles1279 nmEast-northeast ENE
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