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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 15:50:00 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 15:50:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 56' South, Longitude: 61° 36' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.26 meters/second, 1613.7 km/hour, 1002.7 miles/hour or 871.4 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.71 miwest0° 00' 00.8"0.01 misouth16.71 mi
1 hour15° 00' 00.1"1002.54 miwest0° 00' 47.0"0.90 misouth1002.51 mi
24 hours0° 00' 01.2"0.02 mieast0° 18' 42.9"21.45 misouth21.45 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 15:50:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 52' South, Longitude: 72° 56' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.94 meters/second, 1576.6 km/hour, 979.6 miles/hour or 851.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.1"16.33 miwest0° 00' 09.3"0.18 misouth16.33 mi
1 hour14° 28' 06.0"979.43 miwest0° 09' 20.9"10.71 misouth979.20 mi
24 hours13° 06' 08.1"886.97 mieast3° 25' 00.6"234.89 misouth911.66 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
San Ignacio de VelascoSat 11:50 AM174 km108 miles94 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Santa CruzSat 11:50 AM358 km222 miles193 nmSouth-southwest SSW
SucreSat 11:50 AM598 km372 miles323 nmSouthwest SW
RiberaltaSat 11:50 AM650 km404 miles351 nmNorthwest NW
La PazSat 11:50 AM721 km448 miles389 nmWest-southwest WSW
Rio BrancoSat 11:50 AM870 km540 miles470 nmNorthwest NW
CobijaSat 11:50 AM889 km553 miles480 nmWest-northwest WNW
Asuncion *Sat 12:50 PM1218 km757 miles658 nmSouth-southeast SSE
ManausSat 11:50 AM1319 km819 miles712 nmNorth N
Brasilia *Sat 1:50 PM1476 km917 miles797 nmEast E
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