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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 17:50:00 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 17:50:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 39' South, Longitude: 91° 36' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.86 meters/second, 1615.9 km/hour, 1004.1 miles/hour or 872.5 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.73 miwest0° 00' 00.8"0.02 misouth16.73 mi
1 hour15° 00' 00.6"1003.89 miwest0° 00' 47.5"0.91 misouth1003.86 mi
24 hours0° 00' 09.8"0.18 miwest0° 18' 56.3"21.70 misouth21.70 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, November 1, 2013 at 17:50:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 13' South, Longitude: 114° 20' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.67 meters/second, 1597.2 km/hour, 992.5 miles/hour or 862.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.7"16.54 miwest0° 00' 10.3"0.20 misouth16.54 mi
1 hour14° 29' 40.3"992.30 miwest0° 10' 21.8"11.87 misouth992.15 mi
24 hours12° 27' 19.3"852.71 mieast3° 57' 07.5"271.63 misouth890.23 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Galapagos IslandsFri 11:50 AM1536 km955 miles829 nmNorth N
LimaFri 12:50 PM1603 km996 miles866 nmEast E
GuayaquilFri 12:50 PM1882 km1170 miles1016 nmNortheast NE
QuitoFri 12:50 PM2149 km1336 miles1161 nmNortheast NE
Easter Island *Fri 12:50 PM2298 km1428 miles1241 nmSouthwest SW
La PazFri 1:50 PM2524 km1568 miles1363 nmEast E
Rio BrancoFri 1:50 PM2636 km1638 miles1423 nmEast E
San JoseFri 11:50 AM2842 km1766 miles1535 nmNorth-northeast NNE
SucreFri 1:50 PM2846 km1768 miles1536 nmEast-southeast ESE
BogotaFri 12:50 PM2878 km1788 miles1554 nmNortheast NE
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