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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 21:40:00 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 21:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 19' South, Longitude: 149° 06' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.44 meters/second, 1610.8 km/hour, 1000.9 miles/hour or 869.8 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"1000.70 miwest0° 00' 46.2"0.88 misouth1000.67 mi
24 hours0° 00' 16.5"0.31 mieast0° 18' 24.2"21.09 misouth21.09 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, November 3, 2013 at 21:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 60' South, Longitude: 144° 03' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 429.14 meters/second, 1544.9 km/hour, 960.0 miles/hour or 834.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.9"16.00 miwest0° 00' 07.0"0.13 misouth16.00 mi
1 hour14° 25' 55.3"959.69 miwest0° 06' 58.7"8.00 misouth959.44 mi
24 hours13° 54' 54.7"925.33 mieast2° 17' 55.5"158.08 misouth933.24 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PapeeteSun 11:40 AM250 km155 miles135 nmSouth-southwest SSW
RarotongaSun 11:40 AM1304 km810 miles704 nmWest-southwest WSW
KiritimatiMon 11:40 AM2106 km1309 miles1137 nmNorth-northwest NNW
AlofiSun 10:40 AM2251 km1399 miles1215 nmWest-southwest WSW
AdamstownSun 1:40 PM2256 km1402 miles1218 nmEast-southeast ESE
Apia *Mon 11:40 AM2447 km1521 miles1321 nmWest W
FakaofoMon 10:40 AM2494 km1550 miles1347 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaMon 10:40 AM2831 km1759 miles1528 nmWest-southwest WSW
Baker IslandSun 9:40 AM3466 km2154 miles1871 nmWest-northwest WNW
Suva *Mon 10:40 AM3472 km2158 miles1875 nmWest W
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