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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 Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 11:40:00 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 Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 11:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 48' South, Longitude: 0° 54' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.39 meters/second, 1607.0 km/hour, 998.6 miles/hour or 867.7 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.64 miwest0° 00' 00.8"0.01 misouth16.64 mi
1 hour14° 59' 58.6"998.34 miwest0° 00' 45.2"0.87 misouth998.31 mi
24 hours0° 00' 36.0"0.67 mieast0° 17' 59.5"20.62 misouth20.63 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 11:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 06' South, Longitude: 28° 12' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.92 meters/second, 1515.3 km/hour, 941.6 miles/hour or 818.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 23.9"15.69 miwest0° 00' 02.5"0.05 misouth15.69 mi
1 hour14° 24' 01.2"941.29 miwest0° 02' 30.3"2.87 misouth941.18 mi
24 hours14° 27' 37.4"945.22 mieast0° 22' 49.6"26.17 misouth944.49 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownTue 11:40 AM710 km441 miles383 nmWest W
LuandaTue 12:40 PM1546 km960 miles835 nmEast-northeast ENE
Windhoek *Tue 1:40 PM1858 km1155 miles1003 nmEast-southeast ESE
São ToméTue 11:40 AM1897 km1179 miles1024 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LibrevilleTue 12:40 PM2023 km1257 miles1092 nmNorth-northeast NNE
KinshasaTue 12:40 PM2024 km1258 miles1093 nmNortheast NE
BrazzavilleTue 12:40 PM2026 km1259 miles1094 nmNortheast NE
MalaboTue 12:40 PM2331 km1448 miles1259 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AccraTue 11:40 AM2365 km1469 miles1277 nmNorth N
AbidjanTue 11:40 AM2399 km1491 miles1295 nmNorth-northwest NNW
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