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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 23:38:00 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 23:38:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 57' South, Longitude: 178° 14' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 456.96 meters/second, 1645.0 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"1022.09 miwest0° 00' 54.2"1.03 misouth1022.07 mi
24 hours0° 02' 43.1"3.09 miwest0° 21' 35.4"24.73 misouth24.92 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, October 18, 2013 at 23:38:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 58' North, Longitude: 1° 21' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 440.43 meters/second, 1585.6 km/hour, 985.2 miles/hour or 856.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.2"16.42 miwest0° 00' 09.2"0.18 minorth16.42 mi
1 hour14° 30' 20.3"985.06 miwest0° 09' 09.2"10.49 minorth984.86 mi
24 hours11° 53' 47.0"807.89 mieast3° 20' 30.3"229.72 minorth835.08 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
FunafutiSat 11:38 AM322 km200 miles174 nmWest-northwest WNW
Mata-UtuSat 11:38 AM434 km269 miles234 nmSouth-southeast SSE
LabasaSat 11:38 AM762 km474 miles412 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FakaofoSat 12:38 PM771 km479 miles416 nmEast E
Salelologa (Savai'i) *Sat 1:38 PM778 km483 miles420 nmEast-southeast ESE
Apia *Sat 1:38 PM825 km512 miles445 nmEast-southeast ESE
Pago PagoFri 12:38 PM949 km590 miles512 nmEast-southeast ESE
LautokaSat 11:38 AM966 km600 miles522 nmSouth-southwest SSW
SuvaSat 11:38 AM974 km605 miles526 nmSouth-southwest SSW
NadiSat 11:38 AM987 km613 miles533 nmSouth-southwest SSW
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