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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 17:40:00 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 17:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 58' South, Longitude: 89° 06' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.21 meters/second, 1613.6 km/hour, 1002.6 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"1002.43 miwest0° 00' 47.0"0.90 misouth1002.40 mi
24 hours0° 00' 02.3"0.04 mieast0° 18' 41.8"21.43 misouth21.43 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 17:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 09' South, Longitude: 99° 28' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.41 meters/second, 1574.7 km/hour, 978.5 miles/hour or 850.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.9"16.31 miwest0° 00' 09.2"0.18 misouth16.31 mi
1 hour14° 27' 57.8"978.24 miwest0° 09' 14.3"10.58 misouth978.01 mi
24 hours13° 09' 22.9"889.69 mieast3° 21' 39.3"231.05 misouth913.27 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LimaSat 12:40 PM1345 km836 miles726 nmEast-northeast ENE
Galapagos IslandsSat 11:40 AM1556 km967 miles840 nmNorth N
GuayaquilSat 12:40 PM1734 km1078 miles936 nmNortheast NE
QuitoSat 12:40 PM2003 km1245 miles1082 nmNortheast NE
La PazSat 1:40 PM2253 km1400 miles1217 nmEast E
Rio BrancoSat 1:40 PM2377 km1477 miles1284 nmEast E
Easter Island *Sat 12:40 PM2489 km1547 miles1344 nmSouthwest SW
SucreSat 1:40 PM2576 km1601 miles1391 nmEast-southeast ESE
BogotaSat 12:40 PM2728 km1695 miles1473 nmNortheast NE
Santiago *Sat 2:40 PM2764 km1718 miles1493 nmSoutheast SE
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