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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 18:40:00 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 18:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 17' South, Longitude: 104° 06' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.53 meters/second, 1611.1 km/hour, 1001.1 miles/hour or 869.9 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.68 miwest0° 00' 00.8"0.01 misouth16.68 mi
1 hour14° 59' 59.5"1000.89 miwest0° 00' 46.3"0.89 misouth1000.86 mi
24 hours0° 00' 15.0"0.28 mieast0° 18' 26.1"21.13 misouth21.13 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, November 3, 2013 at 18:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 38' South, Longitude: 100° 45' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.00 meters/second, 1548.0 km/hour, 961.9 miles/hour or 835.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.1"16.03 miwest0° 00' 07.2"0.14 misouth16.03 mi
1 hour14° 26' 07.7"961.62 miwest0° 07' 16.2"8.33 misouth961.37 mi
24 hours13° 50' 36.3"922.19 mieast2° 25' 48.5"167.11 misouth931.54 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Easter Island *Sun 1:40 PM1414 km879 miles764 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Galapagos IslandsSun 12:40 PM2252 km1399 miles1216 nmNortheast NE
AdamstownSun 10:40 AM2919 km1814 miles1576 nmWest-southwest WSW
LimaSun 1:40 PM2948 km1832 miles1592 nmEast E
QuitoSun 1:40 PM3270 km2032 miles1766 nmEast-northeast ENE
San JoseSun 12:40 PM3557 km2210 miles1921 nmNortheast NE
San SalvadorSun 12:40 PM3601 km2238 miles1945 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ManaguaSun 12:40 PM3615 km2246 miles1952 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GuatemalaSun 12:40 PM3628 km2254 miles1959 nmNorth-northeast NNE
TegucigalpaSun 12:40 PM3741 km2325 miles2020 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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