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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 Monday, November 25, 2013 at 19:28:00 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 Monday, November 25, 2013 at 19:28:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 53' South, Longitude: 115° 13' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 433.44 meters/second, 1560.4 km/hour, 969.6 miles/hour or 842.5 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.16 miwest0° 00' 00.5"0.01 misouth16.16 mi
1 hour14° 59' 48.3"969.22 miwest0° 00' 28.6"0.55 misouth969.20 mi
24 hours0° 04' 45.5"5.13 mieast0° 11' 15.2"12.90 misouth13.88 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, November 25, 2013 at 19:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 46' North, Longitude: 156° 59' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.94 meters/second, 1612.6 km/hour, 1002.0 miles/hour or 870.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 33.4"16.70 miwest0° 00' 09.7"0.19 misouth16.70 mi
1 hour14° 33' 30.0"1001.91 miwest0° 09' 45.5"11.17 misouth1002.12 mi
24 hours10° 39' 55.1"734.00 mieast4° 01' 57.1"277.08 misouth786.42 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Easter Island *Mon 2:28 PM910 km565 miles491 nmSoutheast SE
AdamstownMon 11:28 AM1594 km991 miles861 nmWest-southwest WSW
Galapagos IslandsMon 1:28 PM3555 km2209 miles1919 nmNortheast NE
PapeeteMon 9:28 AM3625 km2252 miles1957 nmWest W
LimaMon 2:28 PM4181 km2598 miles2257 nmEast E
Santiago *Mon 4:28 PM4590 km2852 miles2479 nmEast-southeast ESE
QuitoMon 2:28 PM4599 km2858 miles2483 nmEast-northeast ENE
RarotongaMon 9:28 AM4616 km2868 miles2492 nmWest W
GuatemalaMon 1:28 PM4764 km2960 miles2573 nmNortheast NE
San SalvadorMon 1:28 PM4768 km2963 miles2574 nmNortheast NE
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