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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 3, 2012 at 01:08:00 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 3, 2012 at 01:08:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 08' South, Longitude: 158° 54' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.85 meters/second, 1612.3 km/hour, 1001.8 miles/hour or 870.6 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.70 miwest0° 00' 00.8"0.01 misouth16.70 mi
1 hour15° 00' 00.0"1001.61 miwest0° 00' 46.6"0.89 misouth1001.58 mi
24 hours0° 00' 06.8"0.13 mieast0° 18' 32.9"21.26 misouth21.26 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 01:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 42' North, Longitude: 26° 49' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.04 meters/second, 1512.2 km/hour, 939.6 miles/hour or 816.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.8"15.66 miwest0° 00' 01.6"0.03 misouth15.66 mi
1 hour14° 30' 52.4"939.30 miwest0° 01' 40.8"1.93 misouth939.38 mi
24 hours11° 36' 35.1"751.40 mieast1° 06' 37.3"76.38 misouth757.95 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HoniaraSat 12:08 PM641 km398 miles346 nmNorth N
GizoSat 12:08 PM809 km503 miles437 nmNorth-northwest NNW
LuganvilleSat 12:08 PM890 km553 miles481 nmEast E
Port VilaSat 12:08 PM1046 km650 miles565 nmEast-southeast ESE
NoumeaSat 12:08 PM1121 km697 miles605 nmSoutheast SE
CairnsSat 11:08 AM1418 km881 miles766 nmWest W
Port MoresbySat 11:08 AM1420 km882 miles767 nmWest-northwest WNW
BrisbaneSat 11:08 AM1495 km929 miles807 nmSouth-southwest SSW
YarenSat 1:08 PM1840 km1143 miles993 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Suva *Sat 2:08 PM2109 km1310 miles1139 nmEast-southeast ESE
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