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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 10:00:00 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 10:00:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 32' South, Longitude: 26° 37' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 459.93 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"1028.79 miwest0° 00' 56.1"1.07 misouth1028.77 mi
24 hours0° 03' 39.0"4.17 miwest0° 22' 26.0"25.69 misouth26.03 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 10:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 02' South, Longitude: 125° 06' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 429.28 meters/second, 1545.4 km/hour, 960.3 miles/hour or 834.5 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' 26.3"960.08 miwest0° 06' 59.0"8.00 minorth960.39 mi
24 hours13° 12' 01.7"877.66 mieast3° 12' 45.9"220.88 minorth911.40 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Mbuji-MayiSat 12:00 Noon370 km230 miles200 nmWest-northwest WNW
LubumbashiSat 12:00 Noon466 km290 miles252 nmSouth-southeast SSE
RutanaSat 12:00 Noon546 km339 miles295 nmNortheast NE
BujumburaSat 12:00 Noon551 km342 miles298 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GitegaSat 12:00 Noon583 km362 miles315 nmNortheast NE
KasamaSat 12:00 Noon585 km363 miles316 nmEast-southeast ESE
RuyigiSat 12:00 Noon603 km374 miles325 nmNortheast NE
BukavuSat 12:00 Noon607 km377 miles328 nmNorth-northeast NNE
KitweSat 12:00 Noon609 km378 miles329 nmSouth-southeast SSE
NgoziSat 12:00 Noon623 km387 miles336 nmNortheast NE
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