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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 Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 00:18:00 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 Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 00:18:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 29' South, Longitude: 171° 24' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.18 meters/second, 1617.0 km/hour, 1004.8 miles/hour or 873.1 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.75 miwest0° 00' 00.8"0.02 misouth16.75 mi
1 hour15° 00' 00.9"1004.60 miwest0° 00' 47.8"0.91 misouth1004.57 mi
24 hours0° 00' 18.1"0.34 miwest0° 19' 02.6"21.82 misouth21.82 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 00:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 06' North, Longitude: 15° 38' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.76 meters/second, 1518.3 km/hour, 943.5 miles/hour or 819.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.1"15.72 miwest0° 00' 03.0"0.06 minorth15.72 mi
1 hour14° 31' 05.2"943.14 miwest0° 03' 00.9"3.46 minorth942.99 mi
24 hours11° 37' 07.7"754.88 mieast0° 46' 13.7"53.00 minorth754.87 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LuganvilleThu 11:18 AM469 km291 miles253 nmWest-southwest WSW
Port VilaThu 11:18 AM488 km303 miles263 nmSouthwest SW
Lautoka *Thu 1:18 PM734 km456 miles396 nmEast-southeast ESE
Nadi *Thu 1:18 PM740 km460 miles400 nmEast-southeast ESE
Suva *Thu 1:18 PM852 km529 miles460 nmEast-southeast ESE
Labasa *Thu 1:18 PM881 km548 miles476 nmEast-southeast ESE
NoumeaThu 11:18 AM1007 km626 miles544 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FunafutiThu 12:18 PM1078 km670 miles582 nmNortheast NE
HoniaraThu 11:18 AM1366 km849 miles738 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaThu 1:18 PM1598 km993 miles863 nmEast-southeast ESE
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