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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 06:30:00 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 06:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 26' South, Longitude: 78° 24' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.20 meters/second, 1609.9 km/hour, 1000.4 miles/hour or 869.3 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.67 miwest0° 00' 00.8"0.01 misouth16.67 mi
1 hour14° 59' 59.3"1000.16 miwest0° 00' 46.0"0.88 misouth1000.13 mi
24 hours0° 00' 21.0"0.39 mieast0° 18' 18.5"20.98 misouth20.99 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, November 4, 2013 at 06:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 58' South, Longitude: 88° 30' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.72 meters/second, 1536.2 km/hour, 954.5 miles/hour or 829.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.4"15.91 miwest0° 00' 06.0"0.12 misouth15.91 mi
1 hour14° 25' 21.0"954.27 miwest0° 06' 03.8"6.95 misouth954.04 mi
24 hours14° 06' 23.1"933.37 mieast1° 53' 26.6"130.03 misouth937.56 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Diego GarciaMon 12:30 PM1109 km689 miles599 nmNorthwest NW
MaleMon 11:30 AM2235 km1389 miles1207 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Port LouisMon 10:30 AM2275 km1414 miles1229 nmWest-southwest WSW
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteMon 12:00 Noon2474 km1538 miles1336 nmNorth N
ColomboMon 12:00 Noon2477 km1539 miles1338 nmNorth N
Amsterdam IslandMon 11:30 AM2479 km1540 miles1339 nmSouth S
Saint-DenisMon 10:30 AM2499 km1553 miles1349 nmWest-southwest WSW
VictoriaMon 10:30 AM2782 km1728 miles1502 nmWest-northwest WNW
BengaluruMon 12:00 Noon3143 km1953 miles1697 nmNorth N
JakartaMon 1:30 PM3268 km2031 miles1765 nmEast-northeast ENE
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