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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, November 9, 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, November 9, 2013 at 09:50:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 57' South, Longitude: 28° 28' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.77 meters/second, 1597.6 km/hour, 992.7 miles/hour or 862.6 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.54 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 misouth16.54 mi
1 hour14° 59' 56.6"992.43 miwest0° 00' 42.5"0.81 misouth992.40 mi
24 hours0° 01' 24.7"1.56 mieast0° 16' 53.7"19.36 misouth19.43 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 09:50:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 37' South, Longitude: 110° 56' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 434.43 meters/second, 1563.9 km/hour, 971.8 miles/hour or 844.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.0"16.20 miwest0° 00' 08.5"0.16 minorth16.20 mi
1 hour14° 27' 08.9"971.63 miwest0° 08' 40.5"9.94 minorth971.97 mi
24 hours12° 51' 05.8"864.03 mieast3° 46' 56.2"259.98 minorth908.28 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LusakaSat 11:50 AM172 km107 miles93 nmNorth N
KabweSat 11:50 AM278 km173 miles150 nmNorth N
HarareSat 11:50 AM291 km181 miles157 nmEast-southeast ESE
ChitungwizaSat 11:50 AM298 km185 miles161 nmEast-southeast ESE
GweruSat 11:50 AM311 km193 miles168 nmSouth-southeast SSE
BulawayoSat 11:50 AM354 km220 miles191 nmSouth S
MasvingoSat 11:50 AM426 km265 miles230 nmSoutheast SE
NdolaSat 11:50 AM441 km274 miles238 nmNorth N
KitweSat 11:50 AM460 km286 miles248 nmNorth N
FrancistownSat 11:50 AM477 km297 miles258 nmSouth-southwest SSW
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