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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 12:30:00 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 12:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 12' South, Longitude: 11° 36' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.70 meters/second, 1611.7 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' 59.7"1001.27 miwest0° 00' 46.5"0.89 misouth1001.24 mi
24 hours0° 00' 11.8"0.22 mieast0° 18' 30.0"21.20 misouth21.20 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, November 3, 2013 at 12:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 51' South, Longitude: 11° 42' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.81 meters/second, 1554.5 km/hour, 965.9 miles/hour or 839.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.6"16.10 miwest0° 00' 07.9"0.15 misouth16.10 mi
1 hour14° 26' 33.9"965.68 miwest0° 07' 49.8"8.97 misouth965.43 mi
24 hours13° 41' 12.5"915.15 mieast2° 41' 15.8"184.81 misouth927.71 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownSun 12:30 PM636 km395 miles343 nmEast E
MonroviaSun 12:30 PM2382 km1480 miles1286 nmNorth N
AbidjanSun 12:30 PM2419 km1503 miles1306 nmNorth-northeast NNE
YamoussoukroSun 12:30 PM2534 km1574 miles1368 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AccraSun 12:30 PM2617 km1626 miles1413 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FreetownSun 12:30 PM2626 km1632 miles1418 nmNorth N
São ToméSun 12:30 PM2650 km1647 miles1431 nmNortheast NE
RecifeSun 9:30 AM2655 km1650 miles1434 nmWest-northwest WNW
ConakrySun 12:30 PM2743 km1704 miles1481 nmNorth N
LomeSun 12:30 PM2751 km1709 miles1485 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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