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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 22, 2012 at 16:24:00 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 22, 2012 at 16:24:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 19' South, Longitude: 69° 25' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 435.08 meters/second, 1566.3 km/hour, 973.2 miles/hour or 845.7 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.22 miwest0° 00' 00.5"0.01 misouth16.22 mi
1 hour14° 59' 49.7"972.91 miwest0° 00' 31.3"0.60 misouth972.89 mi
24 hours0° 04' 12.0"4.54 mieast0° 12' 21.6"14.17 misouth14.88 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, November 22, 2012 at 16:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 25' North, Longitude: 45° 54' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.65 meters/second, 1618.8 km/hour, 1005.8 miles/hour or 874.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 33.1"16.76 miwest0° 00' 11.0"0.21 minorth16.76 mi
1 hour14° 33' 12.4"1005.77 miwest0° 11' 05.2"12.70 minorth1005.78 mi
24 hours10° 40' 09.1"737.34 mieast4° 19' 00.3"296.62 minorth793.03 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Iquique *Thu 1:24 PM79 km49 miles43 nmWest W
Arica *Thu 1:24 PM224 km139 miles121 nmNorth-northwest NNW
La PazThu 12:24 PM443 km275 miles239 nmNorth-northeast NNE
SucreThu 12:24 PM458 km285 miles247 nmEast-northeast ENE
ArequipaThu 11:24 AM486 km302 miles262 nmNorth-northwest NNW
SaltaThu 1:24 PM645 km401 miles348 nmSoutheast SE
TucumánThu 1:24 PM839 km521 miles453 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Machu Picchu PuebloThu 11:24 AM858 km533 miles463 nmNorth-northwest NNW
San Ignacio de VelascoThu 12:24 PM994 km618 miles537 nmEast-northeast ENE
Rio BrancoThu 12:24 PM1156 km718 miles624 nmNorth N
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