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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 16:50:00 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 16:50:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 22' South, Longitude: 75° 30' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 461.90 meters/second, 1662.9 km/hour, 1033.3 miles/hour or 897.9 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.22 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth17.22 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.8"1033.22 miwest0° 00' 57.4"1.10 misouth1033.21 mi
24 hours0° 04' 17.5"4.93 miwest0° 22' 57.0"26.28 misouth26.74 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, October 6, 2013 at 16:50:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 22' South, Longitude: 55° 38' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 435.35 meters/second, 1567.3 km/hour, 973.8 miles/hour or 846.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.9"16.23 miwest0° 00' 08.5"0.16 misouth16.23 mi
1 hour14° 28' 00.2"973.62 miwest0° 08' 33.7"9.81 misouth973.38 mi
24 hours13° 04' 26.1"879.91 mieast3° 02' 49.9"209.51 misouth898.69 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LojaSun 11:50 AM439 km273 miles237 nmWest-northwest WNW
AmbatoSun 11:50 AM572 km356 miles309 nmNorthwest NW
GuayaquilSun 11:50 AM601 km373 miles324 nmNorthwest NW
QuitoSun 11:50 AM659 km409 miles356 nmNorth-northwest NNW
PortoviejoSun 11:50 AM729 km453 miles394 nmNorthwest NW
LimaSun 11:50 AM759 km472 miles410 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FlorenciaSun 11:50 AM772 km480 miles417 nmNorth N
Machu Picchu PuebloSun 11:50 AM921 km572 miles497 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MitúSun 11:50 AM937 km582 miles506 nmNortheast NE
CobijaSun 12:50 PM970 km603 miles524 nmSoutheast SE
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