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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 13, 2013 at 22:50:00 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 13, 2013 at 22:50:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 06' South, Longitude: 165° 58' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 459.30 meters/second, 1653.5 km/hour, 1027.4 miles/hour or 892.8 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.12 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth17.12 mi
1 hour15° 00' 08.8"1027.37 miwest0° 00' 55.8"1.07 misouth1027.35 mi
24 hours0° 03' 27.0"3.94 miwest0° 22' 15.6"25.50 misouth25.80 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 22:50:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 47' South, Longitude: 47° 20' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.62 meters/second, 1582.6 km/hour, 983.4 miles/hour or 854.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.1"16.39 miwest0° 00' 09.8"0.19 minorth16.39 mi
1 hour14° 28' 14.0"983.26 miwest0° 09' 55.4"11.37 minorth983.60 mi
24 hours12° 30' 24.9"849.86 mieast4° 12' 06.0"288.75 minorth902.45 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
FakaofoMon 11:50 AM596 km370 miles322 nmWest-southwest WSW
RawakiMon 11:50 AM715 km444 miles386 nmNorthwest NW
Pago PagoSun 11:50 AM855 km531 miles462 nmSouthwest SW
Apia *Mon 12:50 PM896 km557 miles484 nmSouthwest SW
Salelologa (Savai'i) *Mon 12:50 PM924 km574 miles499 nmSouthwest SW
AlofiSun 11:50 AM1284 km798 miles693 nmSouth-southwest SSW
KiritimatiMon 12:50 PM1461 km908 miles789 nmNortheast NE
Baker IslandSun 10:50 AM1484 km922 miles801 nmNorthwest NW
RarotongaSun 12:50 PM1597 km993 miles863 nmSouth-southeast SSE
FunafutiMon 10:50 AM1632 km1014 miles881 nmWest W
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