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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 15:30:00 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 15:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 37' South, Longitude: 56° 36' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.92 meters/second, 1616.1 km/hour, 1004.2 miles/hour or 872.6 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' 00.6"1004.03 miwest0° 00' 47.6"0.91 misouth1004.00 mi
24 hours0° 00' 11.0"0.21 miwest0° 18' 57.7"21.73 misouth21.73 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, November 1, 2013 at 15:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 49' South, Longitude: 80° 30' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 444.19 meters/second, 1599.1 km/hour, 993.6 miles/hour or 863.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.8"16.56 miwest0° 00' 10.5"0.20 misouth16.56 mi
1 hour14° 29' 49.6"993.46 miwest0° 10' 26.3"11.96 misouth993.33 mi
24 hours12° 23' 20.2"849.01 mieast3° 59' 39.8"274.53 misouth887.77 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Cuiabá *Fri 12:30 PM116 km72 miles62 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Barra do GarçasFri 12:30 PM487 km302 miles263 nmEast-southeast ESE
San Ignacio de VelascoFri 11:30 AM507 km315 miles274 nmWest-southwest WSW
Brasilia *Fri 1:30 PM945 km587 miles511 nmEast E
SucreFri 11:30 AM1045 km649 miles564 nmWest-southwest WSW
Asuncion *Fri 12:30 PM1186 km737 miles640 nmSouth S
La PazFri 11:30 AM1254 km779 miles677 nmWest W
Rio BrancoFri 11:30 AM1323 km822 miles714 nmWest-northwest WNW
ManausFri 11:30 AM1326 km824 miles716 nmNorth-northwest NNW
São Paulo *Fri 1:30 PM1442 km896 miles778 nmSoutheast SE
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