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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 06:20:00 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 06:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 07' South, Longitude: 80° 54' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.87 meters/second, 1612.3 km/hour, 1001.8 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"1001.65 miwest0° 00' 46.6"0.89 misouth1001.62 mi
24 hours0° 00' 08.7"0.16 mieast0° 18' 33.9"21.27 misouth21.28 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, November 3, 2013 at 06:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 01' South, Longitude: 77° 23' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 433.65 meters/second, 1561.1 km/hour, 970.1 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' 01.0"969.81 miwest0° 08' 20.5"9.56 misouth969.56 mi
24 hours13° 31' 12.3"907.40 mieast2° 55' 39.0"201.29 misouth923.41 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 12:20 PM1265 km786 miles683 nmNorthwest NW
MaleSun 11:20 AM2285 km1420 miles1234 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteSun 11:50 AM2437 km1514 miles1316 nmNorth N
ColomboSun 11:50 AM2440 km1516 miles1318 nmNorth N
Amsterdam IslandSun 11:20 AM2534 km1574 miles1368 nmSouth S
Port LouisSun 10:20 AM2543 km1580 miles1373 nmWest-southwest WSW
Saint-DenisSun 10:20 AM2766 km1718 miles1493 nmWest-southwest WSW
JakartaSun 1:20 PM3001 km1865 miles1620 nmEast-northeast ENE
VictoriaSun 10:20 AM3018 km1876 miles1630 nmWest-northwest WNW
Kuala LumpurSun 2:20 PM3055 km1898 miles1650 nmNortheast NE
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