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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 20, 2013 at 08:44:00 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 20, 2013 at 08:44:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 27' South, Longitude: 45° 12' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 456.24 meters/second, 1642.5 km/hour, 1020.6 miles/hour or 886.9 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.01 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth17.01 mi
1 hour15° 00' 06.3"1020.49 miwest0° 00' 53.6"1.02 misouth1020.47 mi
24 hours0° 02' 29.7"2.83 miwest0° 21' 22.8"24.49 misouth24.65 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, October 20, 2013 at 08:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 23' North, Longitude: 118° 44' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 432.47 meters/second, 1556.9 km/hour, 967.4 miles/hour or 840.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.0"16.12 miwest0° 00' 06.6"0.13 minorth16.12 mi
1 hour14° 30' 06.7"967.20 miwest0° 06' 40.3"7.65 minorth966.97 mi
24 hours11° 58' 22.4"798.58 mieast2° 16' 01.1"155.89 minorth809.18 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MutsamuduSun 11:44 AM209 km130 miles113 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MoroniSun 11:44 AM253 km157 miles137 nmWest-southwest WSW
FomboniSun 11:44 AM258 km160 miles139 nmSouthwest SW
MamoutzouSun 11:44 AM258 km160 miles139 nmSouth S
AntsirananaSun 11:44 AM490 km305 miles265 nmEast-southeast ESE
MahajangaSun 11:44 AM596 km370 miles322 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Dar es SalaamSun 11:44 AM765 km475 miles413 nmWest-northwest WNW
Zanzibar CitySun 11:44 AM814 km506 miles440 nmNorthwest NW
NampulaSun 10:44 AM826 km513 miles446 nmSouthwest SW
MombasaSun 11:44 AM934 km581 miles504 nmNorthwest NW
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