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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 Monday, November 4, 2013 at 00:30:00 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 Monday, November 4, 2013 at 00:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 22' South, Longitude: 168° 24' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.37 meters/second, 1610.5 km/hour, 1000.7 miles/hour or 869.6 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' 59.4"1000.53 miwest0° 00' 46.1"0.88 misouth1000.50 mi
24 hours0° 00' 18.0"0.33 mieast0° 18' 22.4"21.06 misouth21.06 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, November 4, 2013 at 00:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 19' South, Longitude: 175° 04' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.34 meters/second, 1542.0 km/hour, 958.2 miles/hour or 832.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.7"15.97 miwest0° 00' 06.6"0.13 misouth15.97 mi
1 hour14° 25' 43.9"957.90 miwest0° 06' 41.7"7.67 misouth957.66 mi
24 hours346° 01' 12.1"928.11 miwest2° 10' 16.3"149.31 misouth934.73 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LuganvilleMon 11:30 AM133 km82 miles72 nmWest W
Port VilaMon 11:30 AM263 km163 miles142 nmSouth S
NoumeaMon 11:30 AM792 km492 miles427 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Lautoka *Mon 1:30 PM998 km620 miles539 nmEast-southeast ESE
Nadi *Mon 1:30 PM999 km621 miles540 nmEast-southeast ESE
Suva *Mon 1:30 PM1112 km691 miles600 nmEast-southeast ESE
HoniaraMon 11:30 AM1128 km701 miles609 nmNorthwest NW
FunafutiMon 12:30 PM1400 km870 miles756 nmEast-northeast ENE
YarenMon 12:30 PM1648 km1024 miles890 nmNorth N
NukualofaMon 1:30 PM1847 km1148 miles997 nmEast-southeast ESE
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