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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 17:50:00 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 17:50:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 58' South, Longitude: 91° 36' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.21 meters/second, 1613.6 km/hour, 1002.6 miles/hour or 871.2 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' 00.0"1002.42 miwest0° 00' 47.0"0.90 misouth1002.39 mi
24 hours0° 00' 02.3"0.04 mieast0° 18' 41.7"21.42 misouth21.42 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 17:50:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 11' South, Longitude: 101° 53' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.36 meters/second, 1574.5 km/hour, 978.3 miles/hour or 850.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.9"16.30 miwest0° 00' 09.2"0.18 misouth16.31 mi
1 hour14° 27' 57.0"978.13 miwest0° 09' 13.7"10.57 misouth977.90 mi
24 hours13° 09' 40.5"889.94 mieast3° 21' 20.7"230.70 misouth913.41 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Galapagos IslandsSat 11:50 AM1571 km976 miles848 nmNorth N
LimaSat 12:50 PM1609 km1000 miles869 nmEast E
GuayaquilSat 12:50 PM1908 km1185 miles1030 nmNortheast NE
QuitoSat 12:50 PM2175 km1352 miles1175 nmNortheast NE
Easter Island *Sat 12:50 PM2275 km1414 miles1229 nmSouthwest SW
La PazSat 1:50 PM2520 km1566 miles1361 nmEast E
Rio BrancoSat 1:50 PM2642 km1642 miles1427 nmEast E
SucreSat 1:50 PM2838 km1763 miles1532 nmEast-southeast ESE
San JoseSat 11:50 AM2876 km1787 miles1553 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BogotaSat 12:50 PM2904 km1804 miles1568 nmNortheast NE
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