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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 18:44:00 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 Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 18:44:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 20' South, Longitude: 105° 06' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.48 meters/second, 1618.1 km/hour, 1005.5 miles/hour or 873.7 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' 01.1"1005.29 miwest0° 00' 48.1"0.92 misouth1005.26 mi
24 hours0° 00' 21.5"0.40 miwest0° 19' 09.9"21.96 misouth21.97 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 18:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 07' South, Longitude: 139° 13' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.82 meters/second, 1612.1 km/hour, 1001.7 miles/hour or 870.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.1"16.69 miwest0° 00' 10.7"0.21 misouth16.70 mi
1 hour14° 31' 04.4"1001.62 miwest0° 10' 49.2"12.39 misouth1001.58 mi
24 hours11° 50' 22.0"816.83 mieast4° 15' 21.6"292.46 misouth864.85 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 *Thu 1:44 PM1478 km919 miles798 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Galapagos IslandsThu 12:44 PM2262 km1406 miles1221 nmNortheast NE
AdamstownThu 10:44 AM2871 km1784 miles1550 nmWest-southwest WSW
LimaThu 1:44 PM3050 km1895 miles1647 nmEast E
QuitoThu 1:44 PM3318 km2062 miles1792 nmEast-northeast ENE
San JoseThu 12:44 PM3548 km2204 miles1916 nmNortheast NE
San SalvadorThu 12:44 PM3562 km2213 miles1923 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GuatemalaThu 12:44 PM3581 km2225 miles1934 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ManaguaThu 12:44 PM3591 km2231 miles1939 nmNortheast NE
TegucigalpaThu 12:44 PM3708 km2304 miles2002 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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