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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 18, 2013 at 22:38:00 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 18, 2013 at 22:38:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 56' South, Longitude: 163° 14' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 456.98 meters/second, 1645.1 km/hour, 1022.2 miles/hour or 888.3 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.04 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth17.04 mi
1 hour15° 00' 06.9"1022.14 miwest0° 00' 54.2"1.03 misouth1022.12 mi
24 hours0° 02' 43.5"3.10 miwest0° 21' 35.8"24.74 misouth24.93 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, October 18, 2013 at 22:38:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 49' North, Longitude: 15° 51' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 440.66 meters/second, 1586.4 km/hour, 985.7 miles/hour or 856.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.2"16.43 miwest0° 00' 09.2"0.18 minorth16.43 mi
1 hour14° 30' 20.8"985.58 miwest0° 09' 13.2"10.56 minorth985.38 mi
24 hours11° 53' 36.6"808.11 mieast3° 22' 13.7"231.69 minorth835.86 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
FakaofoSat 11:38 AM880 km547 miles475 nmWest W
Pago PagoFri 11:38 AM943 km586 miles509 nmWest-southwest WSW
Apia *Sat 12:38 PM1025 km637 miles553 nmWest-southwest WSW
AlofiFri 11:38 AM1239 km770 miles669 nmSouthwest SW
RarotongaFri 12:38 PM1303 km810 miles704 nmSouth-southeast SSE
KiritimatiSat 12:38 PM1460 km907 miles788 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PapeeteFri 12:38 PM1699 km1056 miles917 nmEast-southeast ESE
NukualofaSat 11:38 AM1782 km1107 miles962 nmSouthwest SW
Baker IslandFri 10:38 AM1846 km1147 miles997 nmNorthwest NW
FunafutiSat 10:38 AM1935 km1202 miles1045 nmWest W
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