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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 21:50:00 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 21:50:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 01' South, Longitude: 151° 36' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.10 meters/second, 1613.2 km/hour, 1002.4 miles/hour or 871.0 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"1002.18 miwest0° 00' 46.8"0.90 misouth1002.15 mi
24 hours0° 00' 04.3"0.08 mieast0° 18' 39.2"21.38 misouth21.38 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 21:50:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 47' South, Longitude: 159° 44' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 436.19 meters/second, 1570.3 km/hour, 975.7 miles/hour or 847.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.7"16.26 miwest0° 00' 09.0"0.17 misouth16.26 mi
1 hour14° 27' 39.0"975.50 miwest0° 08' 57.9"10.27 misouth975.26 mi
24 hours13° 16' 41.6"895.74 mieast3° 13' 38.5"221.88 misouth916.79 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Vaitape (Bora Bora)Sat 11:50 AM166 km103 miles90 nmSouth S
PapeeteSat 11:50 AM354 km220 miles191 nmSoutheast SE
RarotongaSat 11:50 AM1105 km687 miles597 nmSouthwest SW
KiritimatiSun 11:50 AM1971 km1225 miles1064 nmNorth-northwest NNW
AlofiSat 10:50 AM1999 km1242 miles1079 nmWest-southwest WSW
Apia *Sun 11:50 AM2178 km1353 miles1176 nmWest W
FakaofoSun 10:50 AM2224 km1382 miles1201 nmWest-northwest WNW
AdamstownSat 1:50 PM2505 km1556 miles1352 nmEast-southeast ESE
NukualofaSun 10:50 AM2585 km1606 miles1396 nmWest-southwest WSW
Baker IslandSat 9:50 AM3213 km1996 miles1735 nmWest-northwest WNW
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