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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 16:20:00 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 16:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 38' South, Longitude: 69° 06' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.90 meters/second, 1616.0 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"1003.98 miwest0° 00' 47.6"0.91 misouth1003.95 mi
24 hours0° 00' 10.6"0.20 miwest0° 18' 57.2"21.72 misouth21.72 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, November 1, 2013 at 16:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 58' South, Longitude: 92° 35' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 444.01 meters/second, 1598.4 km/hour, 993.2 miles/hour or 863.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.7"16.55 miwest0° 00' 10.3"0.20 misouth16.55 mi
1 hour14° 29' 46.3"993.05 miwest0° 10' 24.7"11.93 misouth992.91 mi
24 hours12° 24' 45.3"850.33 mieast3° 58' 46.4"273.51 misouth888.65 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
La PazFri 12:20 PM232 km144 miles125 nmSouth-southeast SSE
ArequipaFri 11:20 AM328 km204 miles177 nmSouthwest SW
CobijaFri 12:20 PM400 km249 miles216 nmNorth N
Machu Picchu PuebloFri 11:20 AM404 km251 miles218 nmWest-northwest WNW
RiberaltaFri 12:20 PM519 km322 miles280 nmNortheast NE
Rio BrancoFri 12:20 PM532 km331 miles287 nmNorth-northeast NNE
SucreFri 12:20 PM636 km395 miles344 nmSoutheast SE
San Ignacio de VelascoFri 12:20 PM894 km556 miles483 nmEast-southeast ESE
LimaFri 11:20 AM905 km563 miles489 nmWest-northwest WNW
ManausFri 12:20 PM1617 km1005 miles873 nmNortheast NE
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