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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 10:50:00 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 10:50:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 53' South, Longitude: 14° 36' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.25 meters/second, 1664.1 km/hour, 1034.0 miles/hour or 898.5 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.23 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth17.23 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.2"1034.01 miwest0° 00' 57.6"1.10 misouth1033.99 mi
24 hours0° 04' 24.9"5.07 miwest0° 23' 02.0"26.38 misouth26.86 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 10:50:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 36' South, Longitude: 18° 50' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.30 meters/second, 1595.9 km/hour, 991.6 miles/hour or 861.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.7"16.53 miwest0° 00' 10.2"0.20 misouth16.53 mi
1 hour14° 29' 47.5"991.46 miwest0° 10' 14.1"11.72 misouth991.31 mi
24 hours12° 21' 03.9"844.74 mieast3° 52' 32.0"266.37 misouth881.01 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KinshasaSat 11:50 AM101 km62 miles54 nmNortheast NE
BrazzavilleSat 11:50 AM102 km64 miles55 nmNortheast NE
DolisieSat 11:50 AM226 km141 miles122 nmWest-northwest WNW
CabindaSat 11:50 AM277 km172 miles150 nmWest-southwest WSW
Pointe-NoireSat 11:50 AM303 km188 miles163 nmWest W
UígeSat 11:50 AM306 km190 miles165 nmSouth S
FrancevilleSat 11:50 AM377 km234 miles204 nmNorth-northwest NNW
LuandaSat 11:50 AM462 km287 miles249 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MalanjeSat 11:50 AM550 km342 miles297 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MbandakaSat 11:50 AM681 km423 miles368 nmNortheast NE
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