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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 11:30:00 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 11:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 54' South, Longitude: 4° 36' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.24 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' 11.0"1033.99 miwest0° 00' 57.6"1.10 misouth1033.98 mi
24 hours0° 04' 24.7"5.07 miwest0° 23' 01.9"26.38 misouth26.86 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 11:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 43' South, Longitude: 9° 10' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.14 meters/second, 1595.3 km/hour, 991.3 miles/hour or 861.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.7"16.52 miwest0° 00' 10.2"0.20 misouth16.52 mi
1 hour14° 29' 45.2"991.12 miwest0° 10' 12.5"11.69 misouth990.96 mi
24 hours12° 22' 00.7"845.57 mieast3° 51' 42.0"265.42 misouth881.47 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
São ToméSat 11:30 AM626 km389 miles338 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Port-GentilSat 12:30 PM655 km407 miles353 nmNortheast NE
Santo António (Príncipe)Sat 11:30 AM788 km490 miles426 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LibrevilleSat 12:30 PM796 km495 miles430 nmNortheast NE
Pointe-NoireSat 12:30 PM807 km502 miles436 nmEast E
CabindaSat 12:30 PM845 km525 miles456 nmEast E
DolisieSat 12:30 PM900 km559 miles486 nmEast E
BataSat 12:30 PM943 km586 miles509 nmNortheast NE
AconibeSat 12:30 PM984 km611 miles531 nmNortheast NE
LuandaSat 12:30 PM1049 km652 miles566 nmEast-southeast ESE
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