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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 Friday, November 1, 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 Friday, November 1, 2013 at 11:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 34' South, Longitude: 0° 54' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.03 meters/second, 1616.5 km/hour, 1004.4 miles/hour or 872.8 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.74 miwest0° 00' 00.8"0.02 misouth16.74 mi
1 hour15° 00' 00.7"1004.27 miwest0° 00' 47.7"0.91 misouth1004.24 mi
24 hours0° 00' 13.0"0.24 miwest0° 19' 00.0"21.77 misouth21.77 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, November 1, 2013 at 11:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 09' South, Longitude: 24° 55' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.00 meters/second, 1602.0 km/hour, 995.4 miles/hour or 865.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.0"16.59 miwest0° 00' 10.5"0.20 misouth16.59 mi
1 hour14° 30' 04.6"995.28 miwest0° 10' 32.6"12.08 misouth995.16 mi
24 hours12° 16' 53.6"842.94 mieast4° 03' 28.8"278.89 misouth883.66 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownFri 11:40 AM727 km452 miles392 nmWest-southwest WSW
LuandaFri 12:40 PM1485 km923 miles802 nmEast-northeast ENE
São ToméFri 11:40 AM1769 km1099 miles955 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LibrevilleFri 12:40 PM1904 km1183 miles1028 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Windhoek *Fri 1:40 PM1924 km1195 miles1039 nmEast-southeast ESE
KinshasaFri 12:40 PM1944 km1208 miles1050 nmNortheast NE
BrazzavilleFri 12:40 PM1945 km1209 miles1050 nmNortheast NE
MalaboFri 12:40 PM2205 km1370 miles1191 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AccraFri 11:40 AM2227 km1384 miles1203 nmNorth N
AbidjanFri 11:40 AM2265 km1408 miles1223 nmNorth-northwest NNW
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