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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 11, 2013 at 09:50:00 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 Friday, October 11, 2013 at 09:50:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 09' South, Longitude: 29° 11' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 460.32 meters/second, 1657.2 km/hour, 1029.7 miles/hour or 894.8 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.16 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth17.16 mi
1 hour15° 00' 09.5"1029.67 miwest0° 00' 56.5"1.08 misouth1029.65 mi
24 hours0° 03' 46.3"4.32 miwest0° 22' 32.4"25.82 misouth26.17 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, October 11, 2013 at 09:50:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 18' South, Longitude: 113° 52' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 423.59 meters/second, 1524.9 km/hour, 947.5 miles/hour or 823.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.4"15.79 miwest0° 00' 04.2"0.08 minorth15.79 mi
1 hour14° 25' 26.3"947.29 miwest0° 04' 20.7"4.98 minorth947.50 mi
24 hours13° 38' 42.9"896.17 mieast2° 15' 22.5"155.16 minorth915.00 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RutanaFri 11:50 AM368 km229 miles199 nmNorth-northeast NNE
KasamaFri 11:50 AM406 km252 miles219 nmSouth-southeast SSE
BujumburaFri 11:50 AM419 km261 miles226 nmNorth N
GitegaFri 11:50 AM420 km261 miles227 nmNorth-northeast NNE
RuyigiFri 11:50 AM424 km263 miles229 nmNorth-northeast NNE
NgoziFri 11:50 AM475 km295 miles257 nmNorth N
MuyingaFri 11:50 AM493 km306 miles266 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ButareFri 11:50 AM507 km315 miles274 nmNorth N
MbeyaFri 12:50 PM508 km316 miles275 nmEast-southeast ESE
BukavuFri 11:50 AM514 km320 miles278 nmNorth N
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