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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 23:40:00 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 23:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 57' South, Longitude: 179° 05' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.06 meters/second, 1605.8 km/hour, 997.8 miles/hour or 867.1 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.63 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 misouth16.63 mi
1 hour14° 59' 58.5"997.59 miwest0° 00' 45.0"0.86 misouth997.56 mi
24 hours0° 00' 42.2"0.78 mieast0° 17' 51.5"20.47 misouth20.48 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 23:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 27' South, Longitude: 144° 35' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.91 meters/second, 1511.7 km/hour, 939.3 miles/hour or 816.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 23.7"15.66 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth15.66 mi
1 hour14° 23' 48.5"939.04 miwest0° 00' 53.2"1.02 misouth938.99 mi
24 hours14° 27' 37.6"943.19 mieast0° 16' 23.0"18.78 minorth944.16 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Labasa *Wed 12:40 PM173 km107 miles93 nmWest-southwest WSW
Levuka *Wed 12:40 PM292 km182 miles158 nmSouthwest SW
Suva *Wed 12:40 PM358 km222 miles193 nmSouthwest SW
Lautoka *Wed 12:40 PM411 km256 miles222 nmWest-southwest WSW
Nadi *Wed 12:40 PM425 km264 miles229 nmWest-southwest WSW
Mata-UtuWed 11:40 AM431 km268 miles232 nmNortheast NE
NeiafuWed 12:40 PM619 km385 miles334 nmEast-southeast ESE
PangaiWed 12:40 PM659 km409 miles356 nmSoutheast SE
NukualofaWed 12:40 PM705 km438 miles381 nmSoutheast SE
Salelologa (Savai'i) *Wed 1:40 PM779 km484 miles420 nmEast-northeast ENE
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