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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 15:46:00 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 15:46:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 11' South, Longitude: 60° 24' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 440.77 meters/second, 1586.8 km/hour, 986.0 miles/hour or 856.8 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.43 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 misouth16.43 mi
1 hour14° 59' 54.3"985.70 miwest0° 00' 39.1"0.75 misouth985.67 mi
24 hours0° 02' 23.2"2.61 mieast0° 15' 31.4"17.79 misouth17.99 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 15:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 53' South, Longitude: 64° 26' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 423.53 meters/second, 1524.7 km/hour, 947.4 miles/hour or 823.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 23.2"15.79 miwest0° 00' 07.2"0.14 misouth15.79 mi
1 hour14° 23' 12.6"947.09 miwest0° 07' 12.3"8.26 misouth946.81 mi
24 hours14° 58' 19.6"985.60 mieast2° 14' 40.5"154.39 misouth991.20 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
San Ignacio de VelascoTue 11:46 AM208 km130 miles113 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Santa CruzTue 11:46 AM298 km185 miles161 nmWest W
SucreTue 11:46 AM522 km324 miles282 nmWest-southwest WSW
Asuncion *Tue 12:46 PM837 km520 miles452 nmSouth-southeast SSE
La PazTue 11:46 AM842 km523 miles455 nmWest-northwest WNW
SaltaTue 12:46 PM896 km557 miles484 nmSouthwest SW
RiberaltaTue 11:46 AM1000 km621 miles540 nmNorthwest NW
Rio BrancoTue 11:46 AM1209 km752 miles653 nmNorthwest NW
Brasilia *Tue 1:46 PM1359 km844 miles734 nmEast E
CórdobaTue 12:46 PM1514 km941 miles818 nmSouth-southwest SSW
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