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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 12:40:00 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 12:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 55' South, Longitude: 12° 54' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.23 meters/second, 1664.0 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"1033.96 miwest0° 00' 57.6"1.10 misouth1033.95 mi
24 hours0° 04' 24.4"5.06 miwest0° 23' 01.8"26.37 misouth26.86 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 12:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 55' South, Longitude: 7° 45' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.87 meters/second, 1594.3 km/hour, 990.7 miles/hour or 860.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.7"16.51 miwest0° 00' 10.2"0.19 misouth16.51 mi
1 hour14° 29' 41.2"990.51 miwest0° 10' 09.6"11.64 misouth990.35 mi
24 hours12° 23' 40.4"847.01 mieast3° 50' 12.7"263.72 misouth882.26 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MonroviaSat 12:40 PM1264 km785 miles682 nmNorth N
JamestownSat 12:40 PM1449 km900 miles782 nmSouth-southeast SSE
FreetownSat 12:40 PM1483 km921 miles801 nmNorth N
AbidjanSat 12:40 PM1502 km934 miles811 nmNortheast NE
YamoussoukroSat 12:40 PM1550 km963 miles837 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ConakrySat 12:40 PM1598 km993 miles863 nmNorth N
AccraSat 12:40 PM1825 km1134 miles986 nmNortheast NE
BissauSat 12:40 PM1879 km1167 miles1014 nmNorth N
LomeSat 12:40 PM1989 km1236 miles1074 nmNortheast NE
BamakoSat 12:40 PM2017 km1253 miles1089 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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