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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 17:30:00 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 17:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 16' South, Longitude: 86° 36' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.56 meters/second, 1611.2 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' 59.5"1000.96 miwest0° 00' 46.3"0.89 misouth1000.93 mi
24 hours0° 00' 14.4"0.27 mieast0° 18' 26.8"21.14 misouth21.14 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, November 3, 2013 at 17:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 29' South, Longitude: 83° 54' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.34 meters/second, 1549.2 km/hour, 962.6 miles/hour or 836.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.1"16.04 miwest0° 00' 07.4"0.14 misouth16.04 mi
1 hour14° 26' 12.7"962.38 miwest0° 07' 22.7"8.46 misouth962.13 mi
24 hours13° 48' 52.9"920.92 mieast2° 28' 48.6"170.55 misouth930.85 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LimaSun 12:30 PM1094 km680 miles591 nmEast-northeast ENE
GuayaquilSun 12:30 PM1620 km1007 miles875 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Galapagos IslandsSun 11:30 AM1623 km1009 miles876 nmNorth-northwest NNW
QuitoSun 12:30 PM1887 km1172 miles1019 nmNorth-northeast NNE
La PazSun 1:30 PM1982 km1232 miles1070 nmEast E
Rio BrancoSun 1:30 PM2122 km1318 miles1146 nmEast-northeast ENE
SucreSun 1:30 PM2307 km1433 miles1246 nmEast-southeast ESE
Santiago *Sun 2:30 PM2574 km1599 miles1390 nmSoutheast SE
BogotaSun 12:30 PM2598 km1614 miles1403 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Easter Island *Sun 12:30 PM2692 km1673 miles1453 nmWest-southwest WSW
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