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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 Monday, October 7, 2013 at 00:40:00 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 Monday, October 7, 2013 at 00:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 29' South, Longitude: 166° 59' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 461.81 meters/second, 1662.5 km/hour, 1033.0 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"1033.01 miwest0° 00' 57.3"1.10 misouth1033.00 mi
24 hours0° 04' 15.5"4.89 miwest0° 22' 55.6"26.26 misouth26.71 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, October 7, 2013 at 00:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 27' South, Longitude: 168° 56' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 433.09 meters/second, 1559.1 km/hour, 968.8 miles/hour or 841.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.5"16.15 miwest0° 00' 08.0"0.15 misouth16.15 mi
1 hour14° 27' 31.6"968.55 miwest0° 07' 57.2"9.11 misouth968.30 mi
24 hours13° 15' 16.4"887.91 mieast2° 45' 52.3"190.09 misouth902.29 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
YarenMon 12:40 PM548 km341 miles296 nmNorth N
HoniaraMon 11:40 AM890 km553 miles480 nmWest-southwest WSW
TarawaMon 12:40 PM1015 km631 miles548 nmNortheast NE
Port VilaMon 11:40 AM1362 km846 miles735 nmSouth S
FunafutiMon 12:40 PM1392 km865 miles752 nmEast-southeast ESE
MajuroMon 12:40 PM1474 km916 miles796 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PalikirMon 11:40 AM1686 km1048 miles910 nmNorthwest NW
SuvaMon 12:40 PM1872 km1163 miles1011 nmSoutheast SE
Baker IslandSun 12:40 PM1943 km1207 miles1049 nmEast-northeast ENE
Port MoresbyMon 10:40 AM2228 km1384 miles1203 nmWest-southwest WSW
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