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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 23:30:00 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 23:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 28' South, Longitude: 175° 31' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 461.82 meters/second, 1662.6 km/hour, 1033.1 miles/hour or 897.7 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"1033.04 miwest0° 00' 57.3"1.10 misouth1033.03 mi
24 hours0° 04' 15.8"4.89 miwest0° 22' 55.8"26.26 misouth26.71 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, October 6, 2013 at 23:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 17' South, Longitude: 152° 04' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 433.42 meters/second, 1560.3 km/hour, 969.5 miles/hour or 842.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.5"16.16 miwest0° 00' 08.0"0.15 misouth16.16 mi
1 hour14° 27' 35.8"969.30 miwest0° 08' 02.9"9.22 misouth969.06 mi
24 hours13° 13' 41.6"886.76 mieast2° 48' 29.7"193.09 misouth901.78 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RawakiMon 12:30 PM567 km352 miles306 nmEast-northeast ENE
Baker IslandSun 11:30 AM636 km395 miles343 nmNorth N
FakaofoMon 12:30 PM639 km397 miles345 nmSoutheast SE
FunafutiMon 11:30 AM673 km418 miles363 nmWest-southwest WSW
Salelologa (Savai'i) *Mon 1:30 PM983 km611 miles531 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Apia *Mon 1:30 PM1012 km629 miles546 nmSouth-southeast SSE
TarawaMon 11:30 AM1487 km924 miles803 nmWest-northwest WNW
SuvaMon 11:30 AM1548 km962 miles836 nmSouth-southwest SSW
AlofiSun 12:30 PM1620 km1007 miles875 nmSouth-southeast SSE
NukualofaMon 12:30 PM1733 km1077 miles936 nmSouth S
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