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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 16:30:00 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 16:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 15' South, Longitude: 71° 36' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.59 meters/second, 1611.3 km/hour, 1001.2 miles/hour or 870.0 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"1001.02 miwest0° 00' 46.3"0.89 misouth1000.99 mi
24 hours0° 00' 13.9"0.26 mieast0° 18' 27.5"21.15 misouth21.15 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, November 3, 2013 at 16:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 22' South, Longitude: 69° 28' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.63 meters/second, 1550.3 km/hour, 963.3 miles/hour or 837.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.3"16.05 miwest0° 00' 07.5"0.14 misouth16.05 mi
1 hour14° 26' 16.9"963.03 miwest0° 07' 28.2"8.56 misouth962.78 mi
24 hours13° 47' 23.0"919.80 mieast2° 31' 21.3"173.46 misouth930.25 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
ArequipaSun 11:30 AM129 km80 miles69 nmSouth S
CuzcoSun 11:30 AM194 km121 miles105 nmNorth N
Machu Picchu PuebloSun 11:30 AM253 km157 miles137 nmNorth-northwest NNW
La PazSun 12:30 PM396 km246 miles214 nmEast-southeast ESE
CobijaSun 12:30 PM560 km348 miles302 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LimaSun 11:30 AM686 km426 miles370 nmWest-northwest WNW
Rio BrancoSun 12:30 PM714 km443 miles385 nmNortheast NE
RiberaltaSun 12:30 PM763 km474 miles412 nmNortheast NE
SucreSun 12:30 PM793 km493 miles428 nmEast-southeast ESE
GuayaquilSun 11:30 AM1706 km1060 miles921 nmNorth-northwest NNW
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