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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 19:50:00 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 19:50:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 40' South, Longitude: 121° 36' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.81 meters/second, 1615.7 km/hour, 1004.0 miles/hour or 872.4 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"1003.77 miwest0° 00' 47.5"0.91 misouth1003.74 mi
24 hours0° 00' 08.8"0.16 miwest0° 18' 55.1"21.68 misouth21.68 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, November 1, 2013 at 19:50:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 34' South, Longitude: 143° 19' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.21 meters/second, 1595.6 km/hour, 991.4 miles/hour or 861.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.5"16.52 miwest0° 00' 10.2"0.20 misouth16.52 mi
1 hour14° 29' 32.1"991.26 miwest0° 10' 17.8"11.79 misouth991.11 mi
24 hours12° 30' 46.2"855.89 mieast3° 54' 49.2"268.99 misouth892.32 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AdamstownFri 11:50 AM1454 km903 miles785 nmSouthwest SW
Easter Island *Fri 2:50 PM1873 km1164 miles1011 nmSoutheast SE
PapeeteFri 9:50 AM3006 km1868 miles1623 nmWest W
Galapagos IslandsFri 1:50 PM3835 km2383 miles2071 nmEast-northeast ENE
RarotongaFri 9:50 AM4099 km2547 miles2213 nmWest-southwest WSW
KiritimatiSat 9:50 AM4342 km2698 miles2345 nmWest-northwest WNW
Mexico CityFri 1:50 PM4503 km2798 miles2432 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GuatemalaFri 1:50 PM4710 km2927 miles2543 nmNortheast NE
San SalvadorFri 1:50 PM4753 km2953 miles2566 nmNortheast NE
LimaFri 2:50 PM4829 km3000 miles2607 nmEast E
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