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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 14, 2013 at 21:50:00 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 Monday, October 14, 2013 at 21:50:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 28' South, Longitude: 151° 01' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 458.89 meters/second, 1652.0 km/hour, 1026.5 miles/hour or 892.0 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.11 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth17.11 mi
1 hour15° 00' 08.5"1026.44 miwest0° 00' 55.5"1.06 misouth1026.42 mi
24 hours0° 03' 19.2"3.79 miwest0° 22' 08.7"25.36 misouth25.65 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, October 14, 2013 at 21:50:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 46' South, Longitude: 20° 20' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 444.88 meters/second, 1601.6 km/hour, 995.2 miles/hour or 864.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.1"16.58 miwest0° 00' 11.0"0.21 minorth16.59 mi
1 hour14° 29' 11.8"995.07 miwest0° 10' 59.2"12.59 minorth995.33 mi
24 hours12° 10' 18.2"836.07 mieast4° 30' 26.7"309.72 minorth894.44 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PapeeteMon 11:50 AM1016 km631 miles549 nmSouth S
KiritimatiTue 11:50 AM1340 km832 miles723 nmNorth-northwest NNW
RarotongaMon 11:50 AM1697 km1054 miles916 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FakaofoTue 10:50 AM2225 km1382 miles1201 nmWest W
Apia *Tue 11:50 AM2341 km1455 miles1264 nmWest-southwest WSW
AlofiMon 10:50 AM2352 km1461 miles1270 nmWest-southwest WSW
AdamstownMon 1:50 PM2882 km1791 miles1556 nmSoutheast SE
NukualofaTue 10:50 AM2949 km1833 miles1593 nmWest-southwest WSW
Baker IslandMon 9:50 AM2981 km1852 miles1610 nmWest-northwest WNW
FunafutiTue 9:50 AM3276 km2035 miles1769 nmWest W
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