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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 11, 2013 at 22:02:00 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 11, 2013 at 22:02:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 21' South, Longitude: 153° 51' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 460.13 meters/second, 1656.5 km/hour, 1029.3 miles/hour or 894.4 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.15 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth17.15 mi
1 hour15° 00' 09.4"1029.23 miwest0° 00' 56.3"1.08 misouth1029.21 mi
24 hours0° 03' 42.6"4.24 miwest0° 22' 29.2"25.76 misouth26.10 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, October 11, 2013 at 22:02:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 17' South, Longitude: 62° 09' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.22 meters/second, 1534.4 km/hour, 953.4 miles/hour or 828.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.9"15.89 miwest0° 00' 05.6"0.11 minorth15.89 mi
1 hour14° 25' 54.0"953.20 miwest0° 05' 44.1"6.58 minorth953.47 mi
24 hours13° 25' 49.3"887.09 mieast2° 45' 59.1"190.22 minorth913.41 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiSat 12:02 PM1090 km677 miles589 nmNorth-northwest NNW
PapeeteFri 12:02 PM1219 km757 miles658 nmSouth-southeast SSE
RarotongaFri 12:02 PM1664 km1034 miles898 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FakaofoSat 11:02 AM1928 km1198 miles1041 nmWest W
Apia *Sat 12:02 PM2087 km1297 miles1127 nmWest-southwest WSW
AlofiFri 11:02 AM2167 km1347 miles1170 nmSouthwest SW
Baker IslandFri 10:02 AM2647 km1645 miles1429 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaSat 11:02 AM2757 km1713 miles1489 nmSouthwest SW
FunafutiSat 10:02 AM2972 km1847 miles1605 nmWest W
AdamstownFri 2:02 PM3197 km1986 miles1726 nmSoutheast SE
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