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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 19:34:00 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 19:34:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 02' South, Longitude: 117° 35' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 450.10 meters/second, 1620.4 km/hour, 1006.9 miles/hour or 874.9 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.78 miwest0° 00' 00.8"0.02 misouth16.78 mi
1 hour15° 00' 01.5"1006.68 miwest0° 00' 48.6"0.93 misouth1006.65 mi
24 hours0° 00' 33.2"0.62 miwest0° 19' 23.2"22.22 misouth22.22 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 19:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 03' North, Longitude: 162° 40' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.51 meters/second, 1618.2 km/hour, 1005.5 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' 32.0"16.76 miwest0° 00' 10.6"0.21 misouth16.76 mi
1 hour14° 32' 07.4"1005.42 miwest0° 10' 45.0"12.31 misouth1005.50 mi
24 hours11° 20' 46.9"784.84 mieast4° 19' 45.2"297.46 misouth838.65 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Easter Island *Wed 2:34 PM1681 km1044 miles908 nmSouth-southeast SSE
AdamstownWed 11:34 AM1792 km1113 miles968 nmSouthwest SW
Galapagos IslandsWed 1:34 PM3406 km2117 miles1839 nmEast-northeast ENE
PapeeteWed 9:34 AM3445 km2140 miles1860 nmWest W
Mexico CityWed 1:34 PM4216 km2620 miles2277 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GuatemalaWed 1:34 PM4349 km2702 miles2348 nmNortheast NE
San SalvadorWed 1:34 PM4381 km2722 miles2366 nmNortheast NE
LimaWed 2:34 PM4398 km2733 miles2375 nmEast E
ManaguaWed 1:34 PM4508 km2801 miles2434 nmNortheast NE
RarotongaWed 9:34 AM4535 km2818 miles2449 nmWest-southwest WSW
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