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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 02:40:00 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 02:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 05' South, Longitude: 135° 54' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.97 meters/second, 1612.7 km/hour, 1002.1 miles/hour or 870.8 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"1001.88 miwest0° 00' 46.7"0.89 misouth1001.85 mi
24 hours0° 00' 06.8"0.13 mieast0° 18' 36.1"21.32 misouth21.32 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, November 3, 2013 at 02:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 30' South, Longitude: 130° 23' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 434.75 meters/second, 1565.1 km/hour, 972.5 miles/hour or 845.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.2"16.21 miwest0° 00' 08.7"0.17 misouth16.21 mi
1 hour14° 27' 17.4"972.27 miwest0° 08' 37.4"9.88 misouth972.03 mi
24 hours13° 25' 01.7"902.49 mieast3° 03' 40.7"210.48 misouth920.65 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Tennant CreekSun 12:10 PM538 km334 miles290 nmSouth-southwest SSW
DarwinSun 12:10 PM618 km384 miles334 nmWest-northwest WNW
Alice SpringsSun 12:10 PM978 km608 miles528 nmSouth-southwest SSW
CairnsSun 12:40 PM1077 km669 miles581 nmEast-southeast ESE
DiliSun 11:40 AM1335 km830 miles721 nmWest-northwest WNW
Port MoresbySun 12:40 PM1376 km855 miles743 nmEast-northeast ENE
JayapuraSun 11:40 AM1484 km922 miles801 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ManokwariSun 11:40 AM1585 km985 miles856 nmNorth N
EuclaSun 11:25 AM1972 km1225 miles1065 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MakassarSun 10:40 AM2112 km1313 miles1141 nmWest-northwest WNW
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