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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 Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 13:54:00 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 Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 13:54:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 57' South, Longitude: 32° 35' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 450.25 meters/second, 1620.9 km/hour, 1007.2 miles/hour or 875.2 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.79 miwest0° 00' 00.8"0.02 misouth16.79 mi
1 hour15° 00' 01.7"1007.02 miwest0° 00' 48.8"0.93 misouth1006.99 mi
24 hours0° 00' 36.0"0.67 miwest0° 19' 26.5"22.28 misouth22.29 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 13:54:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 04' North, Longitude: 80° 17' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.53 meters/second, 1618.3 km/hour, 1005.6 miles/hour or 873.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.2"16.76 miwest0° 00' 10.6"0.20 misouth16.76 mi
1 hour14° 32' 19.3"1005.48 miwest0° 10' 39.9"12.21 misouth1005.58 mi
24 hours11° 14' 54.3"777.93 mieast4° 18' 59.8"296.59 misouth832.37 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MaceióWed 10:54 AM585 km364 miles316 nmNorthwest NW
SalvadorWed 10:54 AM648 km403 miles350 nmWest W
RecifeWed 10:54 AM694 km431 miles375 nmNorth-northwest NNW
FortalezaWed 10:54 AM1307 km812 miles706 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Rio de Janeiro *Wed 11:54 AM1499 km931 miles809 nmSouthwest SW
Brasilia *Wed 11:54 AM1659 km1031 miles896 nmWest W
São Paulo *Wed 11:54 AM1822 km1132 miles984 nmSouthwest SW
BelémWed 10:54 AM2231 km1386 miles1204 nmNorthwest NW
JamestownWed 1:54 PM2896 km1800 miles1564 nmEast E
Asuncion *Wed 10:54 AM2905 km1805 miles1569 nmWest-southwest WSW
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