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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 26, 2013 at 18:44:00 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 26, 2013 at 18:44:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 04' South, Longitude: 104° 08' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 432.91 meters/second, 1558.5 km/hour, 968.4 miles/hour or 841.5 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.14 miwest0° 00' 00.5"0.01 misouth16.14 mi
1 hour14° 59' 47.8"968.04 miwest0° 00' 27.7"0.53 misouth968.01 mi
24 hours0° 04' 56.3"5.32 mieast0° 10' 52.3"12.47 misouth13.55 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 18:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 52' North, Longitude: 178° 19' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.77 meters/second, 1619.2 km/hour, 1006.1 miles/hour or 874.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 33.1"16.77 miwest0° 00' 10.3"0.20 misouth16.77 mi
1 hour14° 33' 05.8"1006.01 miwest0° 10' 21.8"11.87 misouth1006.13 mi
24 hours349° 05' 08.0"754.56 miwest4° 12' 36.6"289.27 misouth808.32 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 *Tue 1:44 PM850 km528 miles459 nmSouthwest SW
AdamstownTue 10:44 AM2693 km1673 miles1454 nmWest-southwest WSW
Galapagos IslandsTue 12:44 PM2734 km1699 miles1476 nmNortheast NE
LimaTue 1:44 PM3054 km1897 miles1649 nmEast-northeast ENE
Santiago *Tue 3:44 PM3566 km2216 miles1926 nmEast-southeast ESE
QuitoTue 1:44 PM3617 km2247 miles1953 nmNortheast NE
La PazTue 2:44 PM3821 km2374 miles2063 nmEast E
SucreTue 2:44 PM4063 km2525 miles2194 nmEast E
San JoseTue 12:44 PM4071 km2529 miles2198 nmNortheast NE
Rio BrancoTue 1:44 PM4073 km2531 miles2199 nmEast-northeast ENE
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