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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 23:48:00 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 23:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 57' South, Longitude: 179° 16' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 456.95 meters/second, 1645.0 km/hour, 1022.2 miles/hour or 888.2 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"1022.08 miwest0° 00' 54.2"1.03 misouth1022.06 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 23:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 60' North, Longitude: 1° 04' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 440.39 meters/second, 1585.4 km/hour, 985.1 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"984.97 miwest0° 09' 08.7"10.48 minorth984.77 mi
24 hours11° 53' 48.6"807.85 mieast3° 20' 13.1"229.39 minorth834.95 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
FunafutiSat 11:48 AM159 km99 miles86 nmNorth N
Mata-UtuSat 11:48 AM621 km386 miles335 nmSoutheast SE
LabasaSat 11:48 AM716 km445 miles387 nmSouth S
LautokaSat 11:48 AM869 km540 miles469 nmSouth-southwest SSW
NadiSat 11:48 AM891 km554 miles481 nmSouth-southwest SSW
SuvaSat 11:48 AM910 km565 miles491 nmSouth S
Salelologa (Savai'i) *Sat 1:48 PM1018 km632 miles550 nmEast-southeast ESE
FakaofoSat 12:48 PM1045 km649 miles564 nmEast E
Apia *Sat 1:48 PM1067 km663 miles576 nmEast-southeast ESE
Baker IslandFri 11:48 AM1218 km757 miles657 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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