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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 15:40:00 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 Monday, November 4, 2013 at 15:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 33' South, Longitude: 59° 06' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.95 meters/second, 1609.0 km/hour, 999.8 miles/hour or 868.8 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.66 miwest0° 00' 00.8"0.01 misouth16.66 mi
1 hour14° 59' 59.2"999.59 miwest0° 00' 45.7"0.88 misouth999.56 mi
24 hours0° 00' 25.8"0.48 mieast0° 18' 12.7"20.87 misouth20.87 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, November 4, 2013 at 15:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 49' South, Longitude: 43° 40' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.48 meters/second, 1528.1 km/hour, 949.5 miles/hour or 825.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.8"15.83 miwest0° 00' 05.1"0.10 misouth15.83 mi
1 hour14° 24' 49.6"949.24 miwest0° 05' 01.6"5.76 misouth949.04 mi
24 hours14° 16' 03.8"939.63 mieast1° 26' 17.1"98.91 misouth940.95 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
San Ignacio de VelascoMon 11:40 AM220 km136 miles119 nmWest-southwest WSW
Santa CruzMon 11:40 AM501 km311 miles270 nmWest-southwest WSW
SucreMon 11:40 AM760 km472 miles410 nmWest-southwest WSW
RiberaltaMon 11:40 AM906 km563 miles489 nmWest-northwest WNW
La PazMon 11:40 AM972 km604 miles525 nmWest W
Asuncion *Mon 12:40 PM1088 km676 miles587 nmSouth S
Rio BrancoMon 11:40 AM1129 km702 miles610 nmWest-northwest WNW
Brasilia *Mon 1:40 PM1202 km747 miles649 nmEast E
ManausMon 11:40 AM1379 km857 miles745 nmNorth N
São Paulo *Mon 1:40 PM1579 km981 miles853 nmSoutheast SE
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