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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 Friday, November 29, 2013 at 11:40:00 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 Friday, November 29, 2013 at 11:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 33' South, Longitude: 2° 06' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.51 meters/second, 1553.4 km/hour, 965.3 miles/hour or 838.8 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.09 miwest0° 00' 00.4"0.01 misouth16.09 mi
1 hour14° 59' 46.6"964.89 miwest0° 00' 24.8"0.48 misouth964.87 mi
24 hours0° 05' 25.2"5.81 mieast0° 09' 46.6"11.21 misouth12.63 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, November 29, 2013 at 11:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 28' South, Longitude: 45° 01' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.14 meters/second, 1591.7 km/hour, 989.0 miles/hour or 859.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.5"16.48 miwest0° 00' 10.0"0.19 misouth16.48 mi
1 hour14° 29' 35.7"988.86 miwest0° 09' 59.0"11.44 misouth988.68 mi
24 hours12° 32' 33.3"855.78 mieast3° 46' 44.0"259.74 misouth889.23 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownFri 11:40 AM1032 km641 miles557 nmNorthwest NW
Windhoek *Fri 1:40 PM1552 km965 miles838 nmEast E
LuandaFri 12:40 PM1845 km1146 miles996 nmNortheast NE
Cape TownFri 1:40 PM2110 km1311 miles1139 nmSoutheast SE
KinshasaFri 12:40 PM2381 km1479 miles1286 nmNortheast NE
BrazzavilleFri 12:40 PM2384 km1482 miles1287 nmNortheast NE
GaboroneFri 1:40 PM2461 km1529 miles1329 nmEast-southeast ESE
São ToméFri 11:40 AM2473 km1536 miles1335 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LibrevilleFri 12:40 PM2555 km1588 miles1380 nmNorth-northeast NNE
JohannesburgFri 1:40 PM2688 km1670 miles1452 nmEast-southeast ESE
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