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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 15:50:00 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 15:50:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 37' South, Longitude: 61° 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"1004.01 miwest0° 00' 47.6"0.91 misouth1003.98 mi
24 hours0° 00' 10.8"0.20 miwest0° 18' 57.4"21.72 misouth21.73 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, November 1, 2013 at 15:50:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 53' South, Longitude: 85° 20' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 444.12 meters/second, 1598.8 km/hour, 993.5 miles/hour or 863.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.7"16.56 miwest0° 00' 10.3"0.20 misouth16.56 mi
1 hour14° 29' 48.3"993.30 miwest0° 10' 25.7"11.94 misouth993.16 mi
24 hours12° 23' 54.2"849.54 mieast3° 59' 18.6"274.12 misouth888.12 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
San Ignacio de VelascoFri 11:50 AM206 km128 miles111 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Santa CruzFri 11:50 AM389 km242 miles210 nmSouth-southwest SSW
SucreFri 11:50 AM625 km389 miles338 nmSouthwest SW
RiberaltaFri 11:50 AM627 km390 miles339 nmNorthwest NW
La PazFri 11:50 AM731 km454 miles395 nmWest-southwest WSW
Rio BrancoFri 11:50 AM849 km527 miles458 nmNorthwest NW
CobijaFri 11:50 AM874 km543 miles472 nmWest-northwest WNW
Asuncion *Fri 12:50 PM1251 km777 miles675 nmSouth-southeast SSE
ManausFri 11:50 AM1284 km798 miles693 nmNorth N
Brasilia *Fri 1:50 PM1479 km919 miles799 nmEast E
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