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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 01:00:00 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 01:00:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 03' South, Longitude: 160° 54' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.01 meters/second, 1612.8 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"1001.98 miwest0° 00' 46.8"0.89 misouth1001.95 mi
24 hours0° 00' 06.0"0.11 mieast0° 18' 37.2"21.34 misouth21.34 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, November 3, 2013 at 01:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 15' South, Longitude: 154° 29' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 435.25 meters/second, 1566.9 km/hour, 973.6 miles/hour or 846.1 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' 24.8"973.39 miwest0° 08' 44.6"10.02 misouth973.15 mi
24 hours13° 22' 10.5"900.20 mieast3° 07' 11.7"214.50 misouth919.35 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HoniaraSun 12:00 Noon631 km392 miles340 nmNorth N
LuganvilleSun 12:00 Noon676 km420 miles365 nmEast E
Port VilaSun 12:00 Noon846 km526 miles457 nmEast-southeast ESE
GizoSun 12:00 Noon887 km551 miles479 nmNorth-northwest NNW
NoumeaSun 12:00 Noon990 km615 miles534 nmSoutheast SE
BrisbaneSun 11:00 AM1598 km993 miles863 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Port MoresbySun 11:00 AM1615 km1003 miles872 nmWest-northwest WNW
CairnsSun 11:00 AM1631 km1014 miles881 nmWest W
YarenSun 1:00 PM1737 km1079 miles938 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Suva *Sun 2:00 PM1900 km1181 miles1026 nmEast-southeast ESE
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