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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 Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 10:40:00 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 Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 10:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 14' South, Longitude: 15° 55' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.70 meters/second, 1618.9 km/hour, 1006.0 miles/hour or 874.1 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.77 miwest0° 00' 00.8"0.02 misouth16.77 mi
1 hour15° 00' 01.3"1005.78 miwest0° 00' 48.3"0.92 misouth1005.75 mi
24 hours0° 00' 25.7"0.48 miwest0° 19' 14.6"22.05 misouth22.06 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 10:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 40' South, Longitude: 22° 04' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.70 meters/second, 1615.3 km/hour, 1003.7 miles/hour or 872.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.5"16.73 miwest0° 00' 10.8"0.21 misouth16.73 mi
1 hour14° 31' 28.9"1003.60 miwest0° 10' 51.0"12.43 misouth1003.60 mi
24 hours11° 39' 05.9"805.08 mieast4° 18' 20.5"295.86 misouth855.69 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HuamboThu 11:40 AM162 km101 miles87 nmNorth N
MenongueThu 11:40 AM199 km124 miles107 nmEast-southeast ESE
LubangoThu 11:40 AM271 km169 miles147 nmWest-southwest WSW
LuenaThu 11:40 AM512 km318 miles276 nmEast-northeast ENE
MalanjeThu 11:40 AM521 km323 miles281 nmNorth N
Rundu *Thu 12:40 PM580 km360 miles313 nmSoutheast SE
LuandaThu 11:40 AM664 km413 miles359 nmNorth-northwest NNW
UígeThu 11:40 AM738 km459 miles398 nmNorth N
MonguThu 12:40 PM787 km489 miles425 nmEast E
Windhoek *Thu 12:40 PM931 km579 miles503 nmSouth S
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