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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 06:10:00 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 06:10:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 07' South, Longitude: 83° 24' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.87 meters/second, 1612.3 km/hour, 1001.9 miles/hour or 870.6 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 hour14° 59' 59.9"1001.66 miwest0° 00' 46.6"0.89 misouth1001.63 mi
24 hours0° 00' 08.5"0.16 mieast0° 18' 34.0"21.28 misouth21.28 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, November 3, 2013 at 06:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 60' South, Longitude: 79° 48' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 433.70 meters/second, 1561.3 km/hour, 970.2 miles/hour or 843.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.0"16.17 miwest0° 00' 08.4"0.16 misouth16.17 mi
1 hour14° 27' 01.8"969.92 miwest0° 08' 21.3"9.57 misouth969.68 mi
24 hours13° 30' 55.5"907.18 mieast2° 56' 01.4"201.72 misouth923.29 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Diego GarciaSun 12:10 PM1476 km917 miles797 nmNorthwest NW
MaleSun 11:10 AM2397 km1489 miles1294 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteSun 11:40 AM2464 km1531 miles1331 nmNorth N
ColomboSun 11:40 AM2468 km1534 miles1333 nmNorth N
Amsterdam IslandSun 11:10 AM2577 km1601 miles1392 nmSouth-southwest SSW
JakartaSun 1:10 PM2745 km1706 miles1482 nmEast-northeast ENE
Port LouisSun 10:10 AM2801 km1741 miles1513 nmWest-southwest WSW
Kuala LumpurSun 2:10 PM2854 km1773 miles1541 nmNortheast NE
SingaporeSun 2:10 PM2892 km1797 miles1562 nmNortheast NE
Saint-DenisSun 10:10 AM3023 km1878 miles1632 nmWest-southwest WSW
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