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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 17:40:00 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 17:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 53' South, Longitude: 89° 05' 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"997.97 miwest0° 00' 45.0"0.86 misouth997.94 mi
24 hours0° 00' 39.1"0.72 mieast0° 17' 55.5"20.54 misouth20.55 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 17:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 19' South, Longitude: 58° 11' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.30 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' 53.2"939.91 miwest0° 01' 42.0"1.95 misouth939.83 mi
24 hours14° 28' 17.1"944.69 mieast0° 03' 13.5"3.70 misouth944.54 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LimaTue 12:40 PM1369 km851 miles739 nmEast-northeast ENE
Galapagos IslandsTue 11:40 AM1658 km1030 miles895 nmNorth N
GuayaquilTue 12:40 PM1817 km1129 miles981 nmNortheast NE
QuitoTue 12:40 PM2085 km1296 miles1126 nmNortheast NE
La PazTue 1:40 PM2241 km1393 miles1210 nmEast E
Rio BrancoTue 1:40 PM2397 km1490 miles1294 nmEast-northeast ENE
Easter Island *Tue 12:40 PM2432 km1511 miles1313 nmSouthwest SW
SucreTue 1:40 PM2553 km1586 miles1378 nmEast-southeast ESE
Santiago *Tue 2:40 PM2685 km1668 miles1450 nmSoutheast SE
BogotaTue 12:40 PM2807 km1744 miles1516 nmNortheast NE
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