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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 20:30:00 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 20:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 60' South, Longitude: 131° 36' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.14 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"1002.26 miwest0° 00' 47.0"0.90 misouth1002.23 mi
24 hours0° 00' 03.7"0.07 mieast0° 18' 40.1"21.39 misouth21.39 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 20:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 35' South, Longitude: 140° 27' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 436.58 meters/second, 1571.7 km/hour, 976.6 miles/hour or 848.6 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' 45.1"976.38 miwest0° 09' 03.3"10.38 misouth976.15 mi
24 hours13° 14' 21.9"893.83 mieast3° 16' 15.9"224.88 misouth915.68 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Gambier IslandsSat 11:30 AM967 km601 miles522 nmSouth-southwest SSW
AdamstownSat 12:30 PM1126 km700 miles608 nmSouth S
PapeeteSat 10:30 AM1940 km1205 miles1047 nmWest W
Easter Island *Sat 3:30 PM2667 km1657 miles1440 nmSoutheast SE
RarotongaSat 10:30 AM3056 km1899 miles1650 nmWest-southwest WSW
KiritimatiSun 10:30 AM3393 km2108 miles1832 nmWest-northwest WNW
AlofiSat 9:30 AM4096 km2545 miles2212 nmWest-southwest WSW
Apia *Sun 10:30 AM4328 km2689 miles2337 nmWest W
FakaofoSun 9:30 AM4352 km2704 miles2350 nmWest W
NukualofaSun 9:30 AM4651 km2890 miles2511 nmWest-southwest WSW
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