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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 22:40:00 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 22:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 39' South, Longitude: 164° 06' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.75 meters/second, 1608.3 km/hour, 999.4 miles/hour or 868.4 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' 59.0"999.15 miwest0° 00' 45.5"0.87 misouth999.12 mi
24 hours0° 00' 29.3"0.54 mieast0° 18' 08.1"20.78 misouth20.79 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, November 4, 2013 at 22:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 22' South, Longitude: 144° 32' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 423.00 meters/second, 1522.8 km/hour, 946.2 miles/hour or 822.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.5"15.77 miwest0° 00' 04.2"0.08 misouth15.77 mi
1 hour14° 24' 29.2"945.93 miwest0° 04' 10.7"4.79 misouth945.75 mi
24 hours14° 21' 41.2"942.87 mieast1° 04' 35.2"74.04 misouth942.79 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AlofiMon 11:40 AM724 km450 miles391 nmWest-southwest WSW
Pago PagoMon 11:40 AM726 km451 miles392 nmWest-northwest WNW
RarotongaMon 12:40 PM769 km478 miles415 nmSoutheast SE
Apia *Tue 12:40 PM850 km528 miles459 nmWest-northwest WNW
Salelologa (Savai'i) *Tue 12:40 PM900 km559 miles486 nmWest-northwest WNW
FakaofoTue 11:40 AM1041 km647 miles562 nmNorthwest NW
NukualofaTue 11:40 AM1321 km821 miles713 nmWest-southwest WSW
PapeeteMon 12:40 PM1564 km972 miles845 nmEast E
Suva *Tue 11:40 AM1882 km1169 miles1016 nmWest W
FunafutiTue 10:40 AM1979 km1230 miles1069 nmWest-northwest WNW
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