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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 19:40:00 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 19:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 39' South, Longitude: 117° 51' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.42 meters/second, 1664.7 km/hour, 1034.4 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"1034.37 miwest0° 00' 57.7"1.10 misouth1034.36 mi
24 hours0° 04' 28.5"5.14 miwest0° 23' 04.3"26.42 misouth26.92 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, October 4, 2013 at 19:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 57' South, Longitude: 121° 12' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.32 meters/second, 1606.7 km/hour, 998.4 miles/hour or 867.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"16.64 miwest0° 00' 10.6"0.20 misouth16.64 mi
1 hour14° 30' 35.4"998.25 miwest0° 10' 41.3"12.24 misouth998.17 mi
24 hours12° 00' 22.4"826.02 mieast4° 08' 10.5"284.25 misouth869.94 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AdamstownFri 11:40 AM2612 km1623 miles1410 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Easter Island *Fri 2:40 PM2643 km1642 miles1427 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Galapagos IslandsFri 1:40 PM3168 km1969 miles1711 nmEast E
Mexico City *Fri 2:40 PM3360 km2088 miles1814 nmNortheast NE
GuatemalaFri 1:40 PM3691 km2294 miles1993 nmNortheast NE
PapeeteFri 9:40 AM3738 km2322 miles2018 nmWest-southwest WSW
San SalvadorFri 1:40 PM3760 km2337 miles2030 nmEast-northeast ENE
HermosilloFri 12:40 PM3802 km2363 miles2053 nmNorth N
ManaguaFri 1:40 PM3959 km2460 miles2138 nmEast-northeast ENE
TegucigalpaFri 1:40 PM3965 km2464 miles2141 nmEast-northeast ENE
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