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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 20:00:00 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 20:00:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 59' South, Longitude: 124° 06' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.15 meters/second, 1613.3 km/hour, 1002.5 miles/hour or 871.1 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"1002.29 miwest0° 00' 47.0"0.90 misouth1002.26 mi
24 hours0° 00' 03.3"0.06 mieast0° 18' 40.4"21.40 misouth21.40 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 20:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 31' South, Longitude: 133° 13' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 436.73 meters/second, 1572.2 km/hour, 976.9 miles/hour or 848.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.7"16.28 miwest0° 00' 09.0"0.17 misouth16.28 mi
1 hour14° 27' 47.2"976.71 miwest0° 09' 05.3"10.41 misouth976.48 mi
24 hours13° 13' 29.2"893.10 mieast3° 17' 14.0"225.99 misouth915.26 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AdamstownSat 12:00 Noon1279 km795 miles691 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Easter Island *Sat 3:00 PM2034 km1264 miles1098 nmSoutheast SE
PapeeteSat 10:00 AM2734 km1699 miles1476 nmWest W
RarotongaSat 10:00 AM3830 km2380 miles2068 nmWest-southwest WSW
Galapagos IslandsSat 2:00 PM4100 km2548 miles2214 nmEast-northeast ENE
KiritimatiSun 10:00 AM4108 km2553 miles2218 nmWest-northwest WNW
Mexico CitySat 2:00 PM4687 km2912 miles2531 nmNortheast NE
AlofiSat 9:00 AM4886 km3036 miles2638 nmWest-southwest WSW
GuatemalaSat 2:00 PM4937 km3067 miles2666 nmNortheast NE
San SalvadorSat 2:00 PM4985 km3097 miles2692 nmNortheast NE
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