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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 Thursday, November 28, 2013 at 00:44:00 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 Thursday, November 28, 2013 at 00:44:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 18' South, Longitude: 165° 58' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 432.25 meters/second, 1556.1 km/hour, 966.9 miles/hour or 840.2 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.12 miwest0° 00' 00.4"0.01 misouth16.12 mi
1 hour14° 59' 47.2"966.55 miwest0° 00' 26.4"0.50 misouth966.53 mi
24 hours0° 05' 09.9"5.55 mieast0° 10' 22.2"11.89 misouth13.12 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, November 28, 2013 at 00:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 24' South, Longitude: 102° 02' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.61 meters/second, 1615.0 km/hour, 1003.5 miles/hour or 872.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.8"16.72 miwest0° 00' 10.5"0.20 misouth16.73 mi
1 hour14° 31' 54.7"1003.41 miwest0° 10' 38.0"12.18 misouth1003.39 mi
24 hours11° 30' 18.8"794.42 mieast4° 12' 42.7"289.42 misouth843.20 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NoumeaThu 11:44 AM119 km74 miles64 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Port VilaThu 11:44 AM465 km289 miles251 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LuganvilleThu 11:44 AM652 km405 miles352 nmNorth-northeast NNE
KingstonThu 12:14 PM882 km548 miles476 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Suva *Thu 1:44 PM1351 km840 miles730 nmEast-northeast ENE
HoniaraThu 11:44 AM1462 km909 miles790 nmNorth-northwest NNW
BrisbaneThu 10:44 AM1479 km919 miles799 nmWest-southwest WSW
Auckland *Thu 1:44 PM1923 km1195 miles1038 nmSouth-southeast SSE
NukualofaThu 1:44 PM1954 km1214 miles1055 nmEast E
FunafutiThu 12:44 PM2005 km1246 miles1083 nmNortheast NE
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