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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 Sunday, November 3, 2013 at 00:00:00 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 Sunday, November 3, 2013 at 00:00:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 03' South, Longitude: 175° 54' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.04 meters/second, 1612.9 km/hour, 1002.2 miles/hour or 870.9 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.70 miwest0° 00' 00.8"0.01 misouth16.70 mi
1 hour15° 00' 00.0"1002.04 miwest0° 00' 46.8"0.90 misouth1002.01 mi
24 hours0° 00' 05.5"0.10 mieast0° 18' 37.9"21.35 misouth21.35 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, November 3, 2013 at 00:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 06' South, Longitude: 168° 56' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 435.55 meters/second, 1568.0 km/hour, 974.3 miles/hour or 846.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.5"16.24 miwest0° 00' 08.8"0.17 misouth16.24 mi
1 hour14° 27' 29.4"974.06 miwest0° 08' 48.9"10.10 misouth973.82 mi
24 hours346° 39' 32.7"898.81 miwest3° 09' 15.7"216.87 misouth918.55 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Lautoka *Sun 1:00 PM329 km204 miles178 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Nadi *Sun 1:00 PM346 km215 miles187 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Labasa *Sun 1:00 PM403 km250 miles217 nmEast-southeast ESE
Levuka *Sun 1:00 PM429 km266 miles231 nmSoutheast SE
Suva *Sun 1:00 PM436 km271 miles235 nmSoutheast SE
FunafutiSun 12:00 Noon807 km502 miles436 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Port VilaSun 11:00 AM863 km536 miles466 nmWest-southwest WSW
LuganvilleSun 11:00 AM938 km583 miles507 nmWest W
NukualofaSun 1:00 PM1158 km720 miles625 nmSoutheast SE
NoumeaSun 11:00 AM1277 km794 miles690 nmSouthwest SW
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