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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 11:40:00 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 11:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 15' South, Longitude: 0° 55' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.67 meters/second, 1618.8 km/hour, 1005.9 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"16.76 miwest0° 00' 00.8"0.02 misouth16.76 mi
1 hour15° 00' 01.3"1005.72 miwest0° 00' 48.3"0.92 misouth1005.69 mi
24 hours0° 00' 25.2"0.47 miwest0° 19' 14.1"22.04 misouth22.04 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 11:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 51' South, Longitude: 36° 36' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.61 meters/second, 1615.0 km/hour, 1003.5 miles/hour or 872.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.5"16.72 miwest0° 00' 10.8"0.21 misouth16.73 mi
1 hour14° 31' 26.0"1003.39 miwest0° 10' 51.0"12.42 misouth1003.39 mi
24 hours11° 40' 26.4"806.51 mieast4° 18' 03.6"295.54 misouth856.83 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownThu 11:40 AM736 km458 miles398 nmWest-southwest WSW
LuandaThu 12:40 PM1471 km914 miles794 nmEast-northeast ENE
São ToméThu 11:40 AM1736 km1078 miles937 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LibrevilleThu 12:40 PM1873 km1164 miles1011 nmNorth-northeast NNE
KinshasaThu 12:40 PM1924 km1195 miles1039 nmEast-northeast ENE
BrazzavilleThu 12:40 PM1925 km1196 miles1039 nmNortheast NE
Windhoek *Thu 1:40 PM1941 km1206 miles1048 nmEast-southeast ESE
MalaboThu 12:40 PM2172 km1350 miles1173 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AccraThu 11:40 AM2192 km1362 miles1184 nmNorth N
AbidjanThu 11:40 AM2231 km1386 miles1205 nmNorth-northwest NNW
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