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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 12:40:00 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 12:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 12' South, Longitude: 14° 06' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.69 meters/second, 1611.7 km/hour, 1001.5 miles/hour or 870.2 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"1001.26 miwest0° 00' 46.4"0.89 misouth1001.23 mi
24 hours0° 00' 12.0"0.22 mieast0° 18' 30.0"21.20 misouth21.20 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, November 3, 2013 at 12:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 53' South, Longitude: 14° 06' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.76 meters/second, 1554.3 km/hour, 965.8 miles/hour or 839.3 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' 33.2"965.57 miwest0° 07' 48.9"8.96 misouth965.32 mi
24 hours13° 41' 28.3"915.35 mieast2° 40' 51.4"184.35 misouth927.82 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownSun 12:40 PM903 km561 miles487 nmEast E
RecifeSun 9:40 AM2396 km1489 miles1294 nmWest-northwest WNW
MonroviaSun 12:40 PM2408 km1496 miles1300 nmNorth N
AbidjanSun 12:40 PM2528 km1571 miles1365 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FreetownSun 12:40 PM2622 km1629 miles1416 nmNorth N
YamoussoukroSun 12:40 PM2623 km1630 miles1416 nmNorth-northeast NNE
SalvadorSun 9:40 AM2643 km1642 miles1427 nmWest W
ConakrySun 12:40 PM2734 km1699 miles1476 nmNorth N
AccraSun 12:40 PM2760 km1715 miles1490 nmNortheast NE
São ToméSun 12:40 PM2865 km1780 miles1547 nmNortheast NE
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