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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 Friday, October 4, 2013 at 15:40:00 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 Friday, October 4, 2013 at 15:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 35' South, Longitude: 57° 50' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.46 meters/second, 1664.8 km/hour, 1034.5 miles/hour or 898.9 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.24 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth17.24 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.3"1034.47 miwest0° 00' 57.7"1.10 misouth1034.46 mi
24 hours0° 04' 29.4"5.16 miwest0° 23' 04.9"26.44 misouth26.93 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, October 4, 2013 at 15:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 14' South, Longitude: 63° 09' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.96 meters/second, 1609.1 km/hour, 999.8 miles/hour or 868.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.7"16.66 miwest0° 00' 10.7"0.21 misouth16.66 mi
1 hour14° 30' 46.9"999.70 miwest0° 10' 46.0"12.33 misouth999.63 mi
24 hours11° 55' 14.9"821.14 mieast4° 11' 15.6"287.77 misouth866.83 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
ManausFri 11:40 AM291 km181 miles157 nmNorthwest NW
SantarémFri 12:40 PM422 km262 miles228 nmNortheast NE
BelémFri 12:40 PM1096 km681 miles592 nmEast-northeast ENE
ParamariboFri 12:40 PM1188 km738 miles641 nmNorth-northeast NNE
CayenneFri 12:40 PM1217 km756 miles657 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Rio BrancoFri 11:40 AM1253 km779 miles676 nmWest-southwest WSW
GeorgetownFri 11:40 AM1260 km783 miles680 nmNorth N
BrasiliaFri 12:40 PM1651 km1026 miles891 nmSoutheast SE
Port of SpainFri 11:40 AM1733 km1077 miles936 nmNorth-northwest NNW
La PazFri 11:40 AM1733 km1077 miles936 nmSouthwest SW
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