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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 Friday, October 4, 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 Friday, October 4, 2013 at 10:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 30' South, Longitude: 17° 10' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.51 meters/second, 1665.0 km/hour, 1034.6 miles/hour or 899.0 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.24 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth17.24 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.4"1034.58 miwest0° 00' 57.7"1.10 misouth1034.57 mi
24 hours0° 04' 30.6"5.18 miwest0° 23' 05.7"26.45 misouth26.95 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, October 4, 2013 at 10:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 20' South, Longitude: 9° 26' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.66 meters/second, 1611.6 km/hour, 1001.4 miles/hour or 870.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.9"16.69 miwest0° 00' 10.7"0.21 misouth16.69 mi
1 hour14° 31' 00.8"1001.28 miwest0° 10' 50.4"12.41 misouth1001.23 mi
24 hours11° 49' 04.7"815.13 mieast4° 14' 31.2"291.50 misouth862.83 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BandunduFri 11:40 AM132 km82 miles71 nmNorth N
KinshasaFri 11:40 AM208 km129 miles112 nmWest W
BrazzavilleFri 11:40 AM212 km132 miles114 nmWest W
UígeFri 11:40 AM416 km259 miles225 nmSouthwest SW
TshikapaFri 12:40 PM454 km282 miles245 nmEast-southeast ESE
DolisieFri 11:40 AM500 km311 miles270 nmWest W
FrancevilleFri 11:40 AM510 km317 miles275 nmNorthwest NW
MbandakaFri 11:40 AM518 km322 miles280 nmNorth-northeast NNE
CabindaFri 11:40 AM565 km351 miles305 nmWest-southwest WSW
MalanjeFri 11:40 AM565 km351 miles305 nmSouth S
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