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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 00:40:00 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 00:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 03' South, Longitude: 165° 54' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.02 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"1002.00 miwest0° 00' 46.8"0.89 misouth1001.97 mi
24 hours0° 00' 05.7"0.11 mieast0° 18' 37.5"21.34 misouth21.34 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, November 3, 2013 at 00:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 12' South, Longitude: 159° 18' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 435.35 meters/second, 1567.2 km/hour, 973.8 miles/hour or 846.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.5"16.23 miwest0° 00' 08.7"0.17 misouth16.23 mi
1 hour14° 27' 26.3"973.61 miwest0° 08' 46.1"10.05 misouth973.37 mi
24 hours13° 21' 36.2"899.74 mieast3° 07' 53.3"215.30 misouth919.08 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LuganvilleSun 11:40 AM147 km91 miles79 nmEast-southeast ESE
Port VilaSun 11:40 AM394 km245 miles212 nmSoutheast SE
NoumeaSun 11:40 AM801 km498 miles432 nmSouth S
HoniaraSun 11:40 AM897 km557 miles484 nmNorthwest NW
Suva *Sun 1:40 PM1379 km857 miles745 nmEast-southeast ESE
YarenSun 12:40 PM1610 km1000 miles869 nmNorth N
FunafutiSun 12:40 PM1621 km1007 miles875 nmEast-northeast ENE
BrisbaneSun 10:40 AM1914 km1190 miles1034 nmSouthwest SW
TarawaSun 12:40 PM1982 km1232 miles1070 nmNorth-northeast NNE
NukualofaSun 1:40 PM2109 km1311 miles1139 nmEast-southeast ESE
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