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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 Friday, November 8, 2013 at 21:50:00 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 Friday, November 8, 2013 at 21:50:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 49' South, Longitude: 151° 33' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 444.10 meters/second, 1598.8 km/hour, 993.4 miles/hour or 863.3 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.56 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 misouth16.56 mi
1 hour14° 59' 57.0"993.19 miwest0° 00' 42.9"0.82 misouth993.16 mi
24 hours0° 01' 18.5"1.44 mieast0° 17' 02.3"19.53 misouth19.58 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, November 8, 2013 at 21:50:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 15' South, Longitude: 75° 43' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.89 meters/second, 1551.2 km/hour, 963.9 miles/hour or 837.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.3"16.06 miwest0° 00' 07.5"0.15 minorth16.06 mi
1 hour14° 26' 22.3"963.70 miwest0° 07' 39.6"8.78 minorth964.03 mi
24 hours13° 09' 16.4"877.96 mieast3° 26' 34.1"236.68 minorth915.70 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Vaitape (Bora Bora)Fri 11:50 AM41 km25 miles22 nmNorth-northwest NNW
PapeeteFri 11:50 AM225 km140 miles121 nmEast-southeast ESE
RarotongaFri 11:50 AM995 km618 miles537 nmWest-southwest WSW
AlofiFri 10:50 AM1961 km1219 miles1059 nmWest W
KiritimatiSat 11:50 AM2162 km1343 miles1167 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Apia *Sat 11:50 AM2196 km1364 miles1186 nmWest W
FakaofoSat 10:50 AM2287 km1421 miles1235 nmWest-northwest WNW
AdamstownFri 1:50 PM2406 km1495 miles1299 nmEast-southeast ESE
NukualofaSat 10:50 AM2534 km1575 miles1368 nmWest-southwest WSW
Suva *Sat 10:50 AM3190 km1982 miles1722 nmWest W
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