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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 Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 08:50:00 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 Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 08:50:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 53' South, Longitude: 44° 04' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 459.55 meters/second, 1654.4 km/hour, 1028.0 miles/hour or 893.3 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.13 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth17.13 mi
1 hour15° 00' 08.9"1027.92 miwest0° 00' 56.0"1.07 misouth1027.90 mi
24 hours0° 03' 31.6"4.03 miwest0° 22' 19.7"25.57 misouth25.89 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 08:50:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 60' South, Longitude: 155° 11' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 435.75 meters/second, 1568.7 km/hour, 974.7 miles/hour or 847.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.5"16.24 miwest0° 00' 08.8"0.17 minorth16.25 mi
1 hour14° 27' 33.5"974.59 miwest0° 08' 58.6"10.29 minorth974.94 mi
24 hours12° 45' 22.6"859.83 mieast3° 53' 50.1"267.87 minorth906.37 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MoroniSun 11:50 AM430 km267 miles232 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MutsamuduSun 11:50 AM474 km295 miles256 nmSouth S
FomboniSun 11:50 AM487 km303 miles263 nmSouth S
Dar es SalaamSun 11:50 AM541 km336 miles292 nmWest-northwest WNW
MamoutzouSun 11:50 AM556 km346 miles300 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Zanzibar CitySun 11:50 AM571 km355 miles308 nmWest-northwest WNW
MombasaSun 11:50 AM645 km401 miles348 nmNorthwest NW
KismayoSun 11:50 AM849 km528 miles459 nmNorth-northwest NNW
DodomaSun 11:50 AM939 km583 miles507 nmWest W
NampulaSun 10:50 AM956 km594 miles516 nmSouth-southwest SSW
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