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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 19:44:00 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 19:44:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 02' South, Longitude: 120° 05' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 450.10 meters/second, 1620.4 km/hour, 1006.8 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"1006.67 miwest0° 00' 48.6"0.93 misouth1006.64 mi
24 hours0° 00' 33.1"0.62 miwest0° 19' 23.2"22.21 misouth22.22 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 19:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 01' North, Longitude: 165° 05' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.50 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' 07.1"1005.42 miwest0° 10' 45.0"12.31 misouth1005.49 mi
24 hours11° 20' 57.8"785.05 mieast4° 19' 45.9"297.47 misouth838.83 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AdamstownWed 11:44 AM1610 km1001 miles870 nmSouthwest SW
Easter Island *Wed 2:44 PM1827 km1135 miles986 nmSoutheast SE
PapeeteWed 9:44 AM3179 km1976 miles1717 nmWest W
Galapagos IslandsWed 1:44 PM3657 km2272 miles1975 nmEast-northeast ENE
RarotongaWed 9:44 AM4276 km2657 miles2309 nmWest-southwest WSW
Mexico CityWed 1:44 PM4355 km2706 miles2351 nmNorth-northeast NNE
KiritimatiThu 9:44 AM4469 km2777 miles2413 nmWest-northwest WNW
GuatemalaWed 1:44 PM4542 km2822 miles2452 nmNortheast NE
San SalvadorWed 1:44 PM4582 km2847 miles2474 nmNortheast NE
LimaWed 2:44 PM4668 km2901 miles2521 nmEast E
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