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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 Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 00:38:00 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 Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 00:38:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 58' South, Longitude: 166° 46' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 456.93 meters/second, 1645.0 km/hour, 1022.1 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"1022.04 miwest0° 00' 54.0"1.03 misouth1022.02 mi
24 hours0° 02' 42.7"3.08 miwest0° 21' 35.1"24.72 misouth24.92 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 00:38:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 07' North, Longitude: 13° 10' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 440.20 meters/second, 1584.7 km/hour, 984.7 miles/hour or 855.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.2"16.41 miwest0° 00' 09.0"0.17 minorth16.41 mi
1 hour14° 30' 20.0"984.54 miwest0° 09' 05.5"10.41 minorth984.34 mi
24 hours11° 53' 57.2"807.67 mieast3° 18' 46.1"227.73 minorth834.31 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LuganvilleSat 11:38 AM615 km382 miles332 nmSouth S
HoniaraSat 11:38 AM749 km466 miles405 nmWest W
Port VilaSat 11:38 AM875 km544 miles473 nmSouth S
YarenSat 12:38 PM1043 km648 miles563 nmNorth N
NoumeaSat 11:38 AM1361 km846 miles735 nmSouth S
FunafutiSat 12:38 PM1378 km856 miles744 nmEast E
TarawaSat 12:38 PM1436 km892 miles776 nmNorth-northeast NNE
SuvaSat 12:38 PM1549 km963 miles836 nmSoutheast SE
MajuroSat 12:38 PM1956 km1215 miles1056 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PalikirSat 11:38 AM2096 km1303 miles1132 nmNorth-northwest NNW
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