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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 12:50:00 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 12:50:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 54' South, Longitude: 16° 36' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.34 meters/second, 1614.0 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"1002.73 miwest0° 00' 47.1"0.90 misouth1002.70 mi
24 hours0° 00' 00.2"0.00 miwest0° 18' 44.8"21.48 misouth21.48 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 12:50:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 24' South, Longitude: 29° 32' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 438.79 meters/second, 1579.6 km/hour, 981.5 miles/hour or 852.9 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' 19.2"981.34 miwest0° 09' 31.5"10.91 misouth981.13 mi
24 hours13° 00' 48.5"882.46 mieast3° 30' 16.4"240.92 misouth908.97 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownSat 12:50 PM1174 km729 miles634 nmEast E
RecifeSat 9:50 AM2130 km1323 miles1150 nmWest-northwest WNW
SalvadorSat 9:50 AM2373 km1475 miles1281 nmWest W
MonroviaSat 12:50 PM2432 km1511 miles1313 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FreetownSat 12:50 PM2613 km1623 miles1411 nmNorth N
AbidjanSat 12:50 PM2632 km1635 miles1421 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FortalezaSat 9:50 AM2707 km1682 miles1462 nmWest-northwest WNW
YamoussoukroSat 12:50 PM2707 km1682 miles1462 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ConakrySat 12:50 PM2718 km1689 miles1467 nmNorth N
AccraSat 12:50 PM2896 km1799 miles1563 nmNortheast NE
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