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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 06:40:00 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 06:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 08' South, Longitude: 75° 54' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.86 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"1001.63 miwest0° 00' 46.6"0.89 misouth1001.60 mi
24 hours0° 00' 08.8"0.17 mieast0° 18' 33.6"21.27 misouth21.27 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, November 3, 2013 at 06:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 04' South, Longitude: 72° 34' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 433.55 meters/second, 1560.8 km/hour, 969.8 miles/hour or 842.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.0"16.16 miwest0° 00' 08.4"0.16 misouth16.16 mi
1 hour14° 26' 59.6"969.59 miwest0° 08' 18.9"9.53 misouth969.34 mi
24 hours13° 31' 45.5"907.83 mieast2° 54' 54.1"200.43 misouth923.65 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 12:40 PM942 km585 miles509 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Port LouisSun 10:40 AM2029 km1261 miles1096 nmWest-southwest WSW
MaleSun 11:40 AM2151 km1337 miles1162 nmNorth N
Saint-DenisSun 10:40 AM2255 km1401 miles1217 nmWest-southwest WSW
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteSun 12:10 PM2475 km1538 miles1336 nmNorth N
ColomboSun 12:10 PM2477 km1539 miles1338 nmNorth N
Amsterdam IslandSun 11:40 AM2517 km1564 miles1359 nmSouth S
VictoriaSun 10:40 AM2522 km1567 miles1362 nmWest-northwest WNW
ThiruvananthapuramSun 12:10 PM2616 km1626 miles1413 nmNorth N
AntananarivoSun 9:40 AM3047 km1894 miles1645 nmWest-southwest WSW
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