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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 18:50:00 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 18:50:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 17' South, Longitude: 106° 36' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.52 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"1000.88 miwest0° 00' 46.3"0.89 misouth1000.85 mi
24 hours0° 00' 15.0"0.28 mieast0° 18' 26.1"21.12 misouth21.13 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, November 3, 2013 at 18:50:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 39' South, Longitude: 103° 09' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 429.95 meters/second, 1547.8 km/hour, 961.8 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' 07.0"961.51 miwest0° 07' 15.2"8.31 misouth961.26 mi
24 hours13° 50' 51.0"922.37 mieast2° 25' 22.6"166.62 misouth931.64 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 1:50 PM1337 km830 miles722 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Galapagos IslandsSun 12:50 PM2454 km1525 miles1325 nmNortheast NE
AdamstownSun 10:50 AM2679 km1665 miles1446 nmWest-southwest WSW
LimaSun 1:50 PM3216 km1998 miles1736 nmEast E
QuitoSun 1:50 PM3510 km2181 miles1895 nmEast-northeast ENE
San JoseSun 12:50 PM3735 km2321 miles2017 nmNortheast NE
San SalvadorSun 12:50 PM3735 km2321 miles2017 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GuatemalaSun 12:50 PM3750 km2330 miles2025 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ManaguaSun 12:50 PM3772 km2344 miles2037 nmNortheast NE
TegucigalpaSun 12:50 PM3885 km2414 miles2098 nmNortheast NE
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