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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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Total Eclipse in progress – white lines on map

  • The map shows the November 3, 2013 — Total Solar Eclipse in progress.
  • The white lines on the map shows areas where a partial eclipse is visible.
  • At the moment, the Total phase of the eclipse is visible to anyone within the dark blue area surrounded by a red area on the map (red lines)
  • The area under red lines are very close to see the same - but they see a partial eclipse

Map notes

  • The day and night parts of the Earth shown are as of Sunday, November 3, 2013 at 11:30:00 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 11:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 11' South, Longitude: 3° 24' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.72 meters/second, 1611.8 km/hour, 1001.5 miles/hour or 870.3 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.69 miwest0° 00' 00.8"0.01 misouth16.69 mi
1 hour14° 59' 59.8"1001.33 miwest0° 00' 46.5"0.89 misouth1001.30 mi
24 hours0° 00' 11.3"0.21 mieast0° 18' 30.7"21.21 misouth21.21 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, November 3, 2013 at 11:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 43' South, Longitude: 2° 45' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 432.11 meters/second, 1555.6 km/hour, 966.6 miles/hour or 839.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.6"16.11 miwest0° 00' 08.0"0.15 misouth16.11 mi
1 hour14° 26' 38.4"966.34 miwest0° 07' 55.0"9.07 misouth966.09 mi
24 hours13° 39' 37.4"913.94 mieast2° 43' 40.1"187.57 misouth927.04 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownSun 11:30 AM981 km610 miles530 nmWest W
LuandaSun 12:30 PM1280 km796 miles691 nmEast-northeast ENE
Windhoek *Sun 1:30 PM1657 km1030 miles895 nmEast-southeast ESE
São ToméSun 11:30 AM1756 km1091 miles948 nmNorth-northeast NNE
KinshasaSun 12:30 PM1774 km1102 miles958 nmNortheast NE
BrazzavilleSun 12:30 PM1776 km1104 miles959 nmNortheast NE
LibrevilleSun 12:30 PM1848 km1148 miles998 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MalaboSun 12:30 PM2178 km1353 miles1176 nmNorth-northeast NNE
YaoundéSun 12:30 PM2288 km1422 miles1236 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AccraSun 11:30 AM2328 km1446 miles1257 nmNorth N
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