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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 17:30:00 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 Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 17:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 53' South, Longitude: 86° 35' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.23 meters/second, 1606.4 km/hour, 998.2 miles/hour or 867.4 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.64 miwest0° 00' 00.8"0.01 misouth16.64 mi
1 hour14° 59' 58.6"997.98 miwest0° 00' 45.0"0.86 misouth997.95 mi
24 hours0° 00' 39.0"0.72 mieast0° 17' 55.5"20.54 misouth20.56 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 17:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 19' South, Longitude: 55° 48' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.32 meters/second, 1513.1 km/hour, 940.2 miles/hour or 817.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 23.8"15.67 miwest0° 00' 01.8"0.03 misouth15.67 mi
1 hour14° 23' 53.3"939.94 miwest0° 01' 43.5"1.98 misouth939.86 mi
24 hours14° 28' 17.0"944.72 mieast0° 03' 46.3"4.32 misouth944.55 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LimaTue 12:30 PM1115 km693 miles602 nmEast-northeast ENE
GuayaquilTue 12:30 PM1680 km1044 miles907 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Galapagos IslandsTue 11:30 AM1689 km1050 miles912 nmNorth-northwest NNW
QuitoTue 12:30 PM1945 km1209 miles1050 nmNorth-northeast NNE
La PazTue 1:30 PM1974 km1227 miles1066 nmEast E
Rio BrancoTue 1:30 PM2138 km1328 miles1154 nmEast-northeast ENE
SucreTue 1:30 PM2291 km1423 miles1237 nmEast-southeast ESE
Santiago *Tue 2:30 PM2519 km1565 miles1360 nmSoutheast SE
BogotaTue 12:30 PM2654 km1649 miles1433 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Easter Island *Tue 12:30 PM2657 km1651 miles1435 nmWest-southwest WSW
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