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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 Sunday, November 10, 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 Sunday, November 10, 2013 at 21:50:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 23' South, Longitude: 151° 30' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.76 meters/second, 1593.9 km/hour, 990.4 miles/hour or 860.7 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.51 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 misouth16.51 mi
1 hour14° 59' 55.9"990.17 miwest0° 00' 41.4"0.79 misouth990.14 mi
24 hours0° 01' 43.3"1.90 mieast0° 16' 26.8"18.85 misouth18.95 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, November 10, 2013 at 21:50:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 45' South, Longitude: 49° 60' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.95 meters/second, 1598.2 km/hour, 993.1 miles/hour or 863.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.1"16.55 miwest0° 00' 10.6"0.20 minorth16.55 mi
1 hour14° 29' 15.9"992.99 miwest0° 10' 41.4"12.24 minorth993.28 mi
24 hours12° 05' 16.0"828.51 mieast4° 23' 55.3"302.25 minorth885.21 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)Sun 11:50 AM100 km62 miles54 nmNorth-northwest NNW
PapeeteSun 11:50 AM206 km128 miles111 nmEast E
RarotongaSun 11:50 AM969 km602 miles523 nmWest-southwest WSW
AlofiSun 10:50 AM1956 km1216 miles1056 nmWest W
Apia *Mon 11:50 AM2208 km1372 miles1192 nmWest W
KiritimatiMon 11:50 AM2223 km1381 miles1200 nmNorth-northwest NNW
FakaofoMon 10:50 AM2312 km1437 miles1248 nmWest-northwest WNW
AdamstownSun 1:50 PM2375 km1476 miles1282 nmEast-southeast ESE
NukualofaMon 10:50 AM2524 km1568 miles1363 nmWest-southwest WSW
Suva *Mon 10:50 AM3187 km1981 miles1721 nmWest W
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