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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 03:30:00 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 03:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 46' South, Longitude: 123° 24' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.60 meters/second, 1615.0 km/hour, 1003.5 miles/hour or 872.0 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.72 miwest0° 00' 00.8"0.02 misouth16.72 mi
1 hour15° 00' 00.5"1003.30 miwest0° 00' 47.3"0.91 misouth1003.27 mi
24 hours0° 00' 05.0"0.09 miwest0° 18' 50.5"21.59 misouth21.59 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 03:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 52' South, Longitude: 105° 36' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 441.32 meters/second, 1588.7 km/hour, 987.2 miles/hour or 857.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.9"16.45 miwest0° 00' 10.0"0.19 misouth16.45 mi
1 hour14° 28' 59.9"987.02 miwest0° 09' 59.6"11.45 misouth986.83 mi
24 hours12° 44' 12.5"868.01 mieast3° 44' 51.5"257.60 misouth900.10 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KupangSat 11:30 AM511 km317 miles276 nmNorth N
SuaiSat 12:30 PM637 km396 miles344 nmNorth-northeast NNE
EndeSat 11:30 AM682 km424 miles368 nmNorth-northwest NNW
SameSat 12:30 PM684 km425 miles369 nmNorth-northeast NNE
DiliSat 12:30 PM728 km452 miles393 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BaucauSat 12:30 PM773 km481 miles418 nmNorth-northeast NNE
DarwinSat 1:00 PM845 km525 miles456 nmEast-northeast ENE
RabaSat 11:30 AM864 km537 miles466 nmNorthwest NW
DenpasarSat 11:30 AM1117 km694 miles603 nmNorthwest NW
MakassarSat 11:30 AM1151 km716 miles622 nmNorth-northwest NNW
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