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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 11:40:00 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 11:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 53' South, Longitude: 0° 54' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.38 meters/second, 1614.2 km/hour, 1003.0 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"1002.80 miwest0° 00' 47.1"0.90 misouth1002.77 mi
24 hours0° 00' 00.8"0.02 miwest0° 18' 45.5"21.50 misouth21.50 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 11:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 12' South, Longitude: 12° 39' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.12 meters/second, 1580.8 km/hour, 982.3 miles/hour or 853.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.4"16.37 miwest0° 00' 09.5"0.18 misouth16.37 mi
1 hour14° 28' 24.4"982.08 miwest0° 09' 35.3"10.99 misouth981.87 mi
24 hours12° 58' 43.9"880.68 mieast3° 32' 14.8"243.17 misouth907.90 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownSat 11:40 AM720 km447 miles389 nmWest W
LuandaSat 12:40 PM1500 km932 miles810 nmEast-northeast ENE
São ToméSat 11:40 AM1802 km1119 miles973 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Windhoek *Sat 1:40 PM1907 km1185 miles1030 nmEast-southeast ESE
LibrevilleSat 12:40 PM1934 km1202 miles1044 nmNorth-northeast NNE
KinshasaSat 12:40 PM1964 km1221 miles1061 nmNortheast NE
BrazzavilleSat 12:40 PM1966 km1221 miles1061 nmNortheast NE
MalaboSat 12:40 PM2237 km1390 miles1208 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AccraSat 11:40 AM2262 km1406 miles1222 nmNorth N
AbidjanSat 11:40 AM2299 km1429 miles1241 nmNorth-northwest NNW
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