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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 21:40:00 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 21:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 42' South, Longitude: 149° 06' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.76 meters/second, 1615.5 km/hour, 1003.8 miles/hour or 872.3 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"1003.66 miwest0° 00' 47.4"0.91 misouth1003.63 mi
24 hours0° 00' 07.9"0.15 miwest0° 18' 54.0"21.66 misouth21.66 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, November 1, 2013 at 21:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 53' South, Longitude: 169° 53' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.77 meters/second, 1594.0 km/hour, 990.5 miles/hour or 860.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.3"16.51 miwest0° 00' 10.2"0.20 misouth16.51 mi
1 hour14° 29' 24.6"990.29 miwest0° 10' 13.9"11.72 misouth990.12 mi
24 hours12° 33' 57.2"858.79 mieast3° 52' 36.0"266.45 misouth894.22 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PapeeteFri 11:40 AM318 km198 miles172 nmSouth S
RarotongaFri 11:40 AM1342 km834 miles724 nmSouthwest SW
KiritimatiSat 11:40 AM2044 km1270 miles1104 nmNorth-northwest NNW
AlofiFri 10:40 AM2268 km1409 miles1225 nmWest-southwest WSW
AdamstownFri 1:40 PM2293 km1425 miles1238 nmEast-southeast ESE
Apia *Sat 11:40 AM2447 km1521 miles1321 nmWest W
FakaofoSat 10:40 AM2480 km1541 miles1339 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaSat 10:40 AM2852 km1772 miles1540 nmWest-southwest WSW
Baker IslandFri 9:40 AM3435 km2134 miles1855 nmWest-northwest WNW
Suva *Sat 10:40 AM3485 km2165 miles1882 nmWest W
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