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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 12, 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 Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 09:50:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 32' South, Longitude: 29° 07' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 459.94 meters/second, 1655.8 km/hour, 1028.8 miles/hour or 894.0 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.15 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth17.15 mi
1 hour15° 00' 09.3"1028.80 miwest0° 00' 56.1"1.07 misouth1028.78 mi
24 hours0° 03' 39.0"4.17 miwest0° 22' 26.1"25.70 misouth26.03 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 09:50:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 03' South, Longitude: 127° 31' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 429.24 meters/second, 1545.3 km/hour, 960.2 miles/hour or 834.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.3"16.00 miwest0° 00' 06.8"0.13 minorth16.00 mi
1 hour14° 26' 25.8"959.98 miwest0° 06' 58.0"7.99 minorth960.29 mi
24 hours13° 12' 13.4"877.79 mieast3° 12' 24.9"220.48 minorth911.43 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KasamaSat 11:50 AM376 km233 miles203 nmSoutheast SE
RutanaSat 11:50 AM410 km255 miles221 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BujumburaSat 11:50 AM461 km287 miles249 nmNorth N
GitegaSat 11:50 AM462 km287 miles250 nmNorth N
RuyigiSat 11:50 AM466 km289 miles252 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LubumbashiSat 11:50 AM491 km305 miles265 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MbeyaSat 12:50 PM501 km311 miles270 nmEast-southeast ESE
NgoziSat 11:50 AM517 km321 miles279 nmNorth N
MuyingaSat 11:50 AM535 km333 miles289 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ButareSat 11:50 AM549 km341 miles297 nmNorth N
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