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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 Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 02:40:00 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 Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 02:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 46' South, Longitude: 135° 54' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.62 meters/second, 1615.0 km/hour, 1003.5 miles/hour or 872.1 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' 00.5"1003.35 miwest0° 00' 47.3"0.91 misouth1003.32 mi
24 hours0° 00' 05.3"0.10 miwest0° 18' 50.9"21.60 misouth21.60 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 02:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 44' South, Longitude: 117° 40' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 441.53 meters/second, 1589.5 km/hour, 987.7 miles/hour or 858.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.0"16.46 miwest0° 00' 10.0"0.19 misouth16.46 mi
1 hour14° 29' 03.6"987.50 miwest0° 10' 01.8"11.49 misouth987.32 mi
24 hours12° 42' 44.0"866.70 mieast3° 46' 01.6"258.94 misouth899.27 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Tennant CreekSat 12:10 PM570 km354 miles308 nmSouth-southwest SSW
DarwinSat 12:10 PM603 km375 miles326 nmWest-northwest WNW
Alice SpringsSat 12:10 PM1012 km629 miles546 nmSouth-southwest SSW
CairnsSat 12:40 PM1084 km674 miles586 nmEast-southeast ESE
DiliSat 11:40 AM1318 km819 miles711 nmWest-northwest WNW
Port MoresbySat 12:40 PM1361 km846 miles735 nmEast-northeast ENE
JayapuraSat 11:40 AM1451 km902 miles784 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ManokwariSat 11:40 AM1550 km963 miles837 nmNorth N
EuclaSat 11:25 AM2005 km1246 miles1082 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MakassarSat 10:40 AM2096 km1302 miles1132 nmWest-northwest WNW
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