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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 10:20:00 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 10:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 52' South, Longitude: 20° 54' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.41 meters/second, 1614.3 km/hour, 1003.1 miles/hour or 871.6 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' 00.2"1002.88 miwest0° 00' 47.1"0.90 misouth1002.85 mi
24 hours0° 00' 01.5"0.03 miwest0° 18' 46.2"21.51 misouth21.51 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 10:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 60' South, Longitude: 6° 39' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.49 meters/second, 1582.2 km/hour, 983.1 miles/hour or 854.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.4"16.38 miwest0° 00' 09.7"0.18 misouth16.39 mi
1 hour14° 28' 30.4"982.91 miwest0° 09' 39.6"11.07 misouth982.70 mi
24 hours12° 56' 21.3"878.64 mieast3° 34' 26.8"245.69 misouth906.66 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MonguSat 12:20 PM245 km152 miles132 nmEast E
MenongueSat 11:20 AM345 km214 miles186 nmWest W
LuenaSat 11:20 AM357 km222 miles193 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Rundu *Sat 12:20 PM359 km223 miles194 nmSouth-southwest SSW
HuamboSat 11:20 AM604 km375 miles326 nmWest-northwest WNW
MaunSat 12:20 PM628 km390 miles339 nmSouth-southeast SSE
GhanziSat 12:20 PM761 km473 miles411 nmSouth S
MalanjeSat 11:20 AM769 km478 miles415 nmNorthwest NW
LusakaSat 12:20 PM796 km494 miles430 nmEast E
LubumbashiSat 12:20 PM796 km495 miles430 nmEast-northeast ENE
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