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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 16:40:00 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 16:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 25' South, Longitude: 72° 58' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.91 meters/second, 1554.9 km/hour, 966.2 miles/hour or 839.6 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.10 miwest0° 00' 00.4"0.01 misouth16.10 mi
1 hour14° 59' 47.0"965.79 miwest0° 00' 25.7"0.49 misouth965.76 mi
24 hours0° 05' 17.0"5.67 mieast0° 10' 06.0"11.58 misouth12.89 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, November 28, 2013 at 16:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 13' South, Longitude: 129° 24' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.30 meters/second, 1606.7 km/hour, 998.3 miles/hour or 867.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.9"16.64 miwest0° 00' 10.5"0.20 misouth16.64 mi
1 hour14° 30' 58.3"998.20 miwest0° 10' 29.3"12.01 misouth998.11 mi
24 hours11° 56' 17.4"820.93 mieast4° 04' 52.7"280.48 misouth863.85 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
ArequipaThu 11:40 AM573 km356 miles310 nmNorth-northeast NNE
La PazThu 12:40 PM745 km463 miles402 nmNortheast NE
SucreThu 12:40 PM848 km527 miles458 nmEast-northeast ENE
SaltaThu 1:40 PM861 km535 miles465 nmEast-southeast ESE
Machu Picchu PuebloThu 11:40 AM915 km569 miles494 nmNorth N
TucumánThu 1:40 PM990 km615 miles535 nmSoutheast SE
LimaThu 11:40 AM1122 km697 miles606 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MendozaThu 1:40 PM1337 km831 miles722 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Santiago *Thu 1:40 PM1352 km840 miles730 nmSouth S
Rio BrancoThu 11:40 AM1380 km857 miles745 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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