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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 Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 00:26:00 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 Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 00:26:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 01' South, Longitude: 169° 35' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 441.19 meters/second, 1588.3 km/hour, 986.9 miles/hour or 857.6 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.45 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 misouth16.45 mi
1 hour14° 59' 54.5"986.65 miwest0° 00' 39.6"0.76 misouth986.62 mi
24 hours0° 02' 14.9"2.47 mieast0° 15' 43.6"18.03 misouth18.20 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 00:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 48' South, Longitude: 156° 19' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.80 meters/second, 1543.7 km/hour, 959.2 miles/hour or 833.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.3"15.99 miwest0° 00' 09.0"0.17 misouth15.99 mi
1 hour14° 24' 21.8"958.90 miwest0° 09' 00.4"10.32 misouth958.60 mi
24 hours14° 35' 54.4"971.70 mieast3° 03' 42.9"210.57 misouth986.60 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Port VilaTue 11:26 AM137 km85 miles74 nmWest-northwest WNW
LuganvilleTue 11:26 AM377 km234 miles203 nmNorthwest NW
NoumeaTue 11:26 AM573 km356 miles309 nmSouthwest SW
Nadi *Tue 1:26 PM831 km516 miles449 nmEast E
Lautoka *Tue 1:26 PM837 km520 miles452 nmEast E
Suva *Tue 1:26 PM937 km582 miles506 nmEast E
HoniaraTue 11:26 AM1408 km875 miles760 nmNorthwest NW
FunafutiTue 12:26 PM1481 km920 miles800 nmNortheast NE
NukualofaTue 1:26 PM1634 km1015 miles882 nmEast-southeast ESE
YarenTue 12:26 PM1955 km1215 miles1056 nmNorth N
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