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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, October 5, 2013 at 07:40:00 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 Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 07:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 50' South, Longitude: 62° 07' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.29 meters/second, 1664.2 km/hour, 1034.1 miles/hour or 898.6 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' 11.2"1034.08 miwest0° 00' 57.6"1.10 misouth1034.07 mi
24 hours0° 04' 25.7"5.09 miwest0° 23' 02.5"26.39 misouth26.88 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 07:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 04' South, Longitude: 64° 44' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 444.00 meters/second, 1598.4 km/hour, 993.2 miles/hour or 863.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.9"16.55 miwest0° 00' 10.3"0.20 misouth16.55 mi
1 hour14° 29' 57.9"993.04 miwest0° 10' 20.9"11.85 misouth992.90 mi
24 hours12° 16' 36.4"840.83 mieast3° 56' 19.3"270.70 misouth878.81 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
VictoriaSat 11:40 AM739 km459 miles399 nmWest W
Diego GarciaSat 1:40 PM1174 km729 miles634 nmEast-southeast ESE
MaleSat 12:40 PM1613 km1002 miles871 nmNortheast NE
Port LouisSat 11:40 AM1768 km1099 miles955 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Saint-DenisSat 11:40 AM1915 km1190 miles1034 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MogadishuSat 10:40 AM2014 km1252 miles1088 nmWest-northwest WNW
MoroniSat 10:40 AM2209 km1373 miles1193 nmWest-southwest WSW
ThiruvananthapuramSat 1:10 PM2211 km1374 miles1194 nmNortheast NE
AntananarivoSat 10:40 AM2222 km1381 miles1200 nmSouthwest SW
ColomboSat 1:10 PM2363 km1468 miles1276 nmEast-northeast ENE
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