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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 12:40:00 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 12:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 54' South, Longitude: 14° 06' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.35 meters/second, 1614.1 km/hour, 1002.9 miles/hour or 871.5 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"1002.74 miwest0° 00' 47.1"0.90 misouth1002.71 mi
24 hours0° 00' 00.3"0.01 miwest0° 18' 44.8"21.48 misouth21.48 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 12:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 22' South, Longitude: 27° 07' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 438.84 meters/second, 1579.8 km/hour, 981.7 miles/hour or 853.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.4"16.36 miwest0° 00' 09.5"0.18 misouth16.36 mi
1 hour14° 28' 20.1"981.45 miwest0° 09' 32.1"10.92 misouth981.23 mi
24 hours13° 00' 30.6"882.20 mieast3° 30' 33.5"241.24 misouth908.82 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownSat 12:40 PM907 km564 miles490 nmEast E
MonroviaSat 12:40 PM2374 km1475 miles1282 nmNorth N
RecifeSat 9:40 AM2387 km1483 miles1289 nmWest-northwest WNW
AbidjanSat 12:40 PM2497 km1552 miles1348 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FreetownSat 12:40 PM2588 km1608 miles1397 nmNorth N
YamoussoukroSat 12:40 PM2591 km1610 miles1399 nmNorth-northeast NNE
SalvadorSat 9:40 AM2642 km1642 miles1427 nmWest W
ConakrySat 12:40 PM2699 km1677 miles1457 nmNorth N
AccraSat 12:40 PM2732 km1697 miles1475 nmNortheast NE
São ToméSat 12:40 PM2845 km1768 miles1536 nmNortheast NE
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