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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 Monday, October 14, 2013 at 09:10:00 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 Monday, October 14, 2013 at 09:10:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 16' South, Longitude: 39° 00' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 459.12 meters/second, 1652.8 km/hour, 1027.0 miles/hour or 892.5 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.12 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth17.12 mi
1 hour15° 00' 08.6"1026.95 miwest0° 00' 55.7"1.06 misouth1026.93 mi
24 hours0° 03' 23.5"3.87 miwest0° 22' 12.6"25.44 misouth25.73 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, October 14, 2013 at 09:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 02' South, Longitude: 163° 06' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.20 meters/second, 1591.9 km/hour, 989.2 miles/hour or 859.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.6"16.48 miwest0° 00' 10.5"0.20 minorth16.49 mi
1 hour14° 28' 41.5"989.06 miwest0° 10' 28.6"12.00 minorth989.37 mi
24 hours12° 20' 35.7"843.23 mieast4° 22' 07.9"300.22 minorth899.10 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Dar es SalaamMon 12:10 PM163 km101 miles88 nmNorth N
Zanzibar CityMon 12:10 PM234 km145 miles126 nmNorth N
DodomaMon 12:10 PM428 km266 miles231 nmWest-northwest WNW
MombasaMon 12:10 PM472 km293 miles255 nmNorth N
KarongaMon 11:10 AM587 km365 miles317 nmWest-southwest WSW
ArushaMon 12:10 PM599 km372 miles323 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MoroniMon 12:10 PM601 km373 miles324 nmSoutheast SE
MbeyaMon 12:10 PM615 km382 miles332 nmWest W
MzuzuMon 11:10 AM651 km405 miles352 nmWest-southwest WSW
FomboniMon 12:10 PM683 km424 miles369 nmSoutheast SE
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