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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 Sunday, October 6, 2013 at 00:30:00 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 Sunday, October 6, 2013 at 00:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 06' South, Longitude: 169° 33' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.10 meters/second, 1663.6 km/hour, 1033.7 miles/hour or 898.2 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.23 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth17.23 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.9"1033.66 miwest0° 00' 57.5"1.10 misouth1033.65 mi
24 hours0° 04' 21.6"5.01 miwest0° 22' 59.8"26.34 misouth26.81 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, October 6, 2013 at 00:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 52' South, Longitude: 179° 12' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.91 meters/second, 1583.7 km/hour, 984.0 miles/hour or 855.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.9"16.40 miwest0° 00' 09.5"0.18 misouth16.40 mi
1 hour14° 28' 59.8"983.86 miwest0° 09' 36.0"11.00 misouth983.65 mi
24 hours12° 40' 48.3"861.38 mieast3° 32' 58.5"244.00 misouth889.81 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
YarenSun 12:30 PM585 km363 miles316 nmNorth-northwest NNW
TarawaSun 12:30 PM817 km507 miles441 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FunafutiSun 12:30 PM1132 km704 miles611 nmEast-southeast ESE
HoniaraSun 11:30 AM1163 km723 miles628 nmWest-southwest WSW
MajuroSun 12:30 PM1367 km850 miles738 nmNorth N
Port VilaSun 11:30 AM1403 km872 miles758 nmSouth S
Baker IslandSat 12:30 PM1659 km1031 miles896 nmEast-northeast ENE
SuvaSun 12:30 PM1734 km1078 miles937 nmSouth-southeast SSE
PalikirSun 11:30 AM1835 km1140 miles991 nmNorthwest NW
FakaofoSun 1:30 PM2173 km1350 miles1173 nmEast-southeast ESE
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