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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 16:10:00 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 16:10:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 56' South, Longitude: 66° 36' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.25 meters/second, 1613.7 km/hour, 1002.7 miles/hour or 871.3 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"1002.52 miwest0° 00' 47.0"0.90 misouth1002.49 mi
24 hours0° 00' 01.5"0.03 mieast0° 18' 42.6"21.44 misouth21.44 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 16:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 55' South, Longitude: 77° 46' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.84 meters/second, 1576.2 km/hour, 979.4 miles/hour or 851.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.1"16.32 miwest0° 00' 09.3"0.18 misouth16.32 mi
1 hour14° 28' 04.5"979.21 miwest0° 09' 19.8"10.69 misouth978.99 mi
24 hours13° 06' 43.7"887.47 mieast3° 24' 24.5"234.20 misouth911.96 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TrinidadSat 12:10 PM183 km114 miles99 nmEast E
La PazSat 12:10 PM238 km148 miles129 nmSouthwest SW
RiberaltaSat 12:10 PM439 km273 miles237 nmNorth N
SucreSat 12:10 PM475 km295 miles256 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Santa CruzSat 12:10 PM482 km300 miles260 nmSoutheast SE
CobijaSat 12:10 PM493 km306 miles266 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ArequipaSat 11:10 AM553 km344 miles299 nmWest-southwest WSW
Rio BrancoSat 12:10 PM564 km350 miles305 nmNorth-northwest NNW
San Ignacio de VelascoSat 12:10 PM625 km388 miles338 nmEast-southeast ESE
Machu Picchu PuebloSat 11:10 AM669 km416 miles361 nmWest-northwest WNW
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