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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 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 Friday, November 29, 2013 at 16:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 35' South, Longitude: 72° 53' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.41 meters/second, 1553.1 km/hour, 965.0 miles/hour or 838.6 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.08 miwest0° 00' 00.4"0.01 misouth16.08 mi
1 hour14° 59' 46.5"964.66 miwest0° 00' 24.6"0.47 misouth964.64 mi
24 hours0° 05' 27.3"5.85 mieast0° 09' 41.4"11.11 misouth12.56 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, November 29, 2013 at 16:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 18' South, Longitude: 117° 28' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 440.84 meters/second, 1587.0 km/hour, 986.1 miles/hour or 856.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.1"16.43 miwest0° 00' 09.7"0.19 misouth16.44 mi
1 hour14° 29' 11.7"985.93 miwest0° 09' 47.0"11.21 misouth985.73 mi
24 hours12° 42' 47.9"865.26 mieast3° 40' 11.3"252.26 misouth895.88 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
ArequipaFri 11:40 AM589 km366 miles318 nmNorth-northeast NNE
La PazFri 12:40 PM752 km467 miles406 nmNortheast NE
SaltaFri 1:40 PM844 km525 miles456 nmEast-southeast ESE
SucreFri 12:40 PM845 km525 miles456 nmEast-northeast ENE
Machu Picchu PuebloFri 11:40 AM933 km580 miles504 nmNorth N
TucumánFri 1:40 PM972 km604 miles525 nmSoutheast SE
LimaFri 11:40 AM1142 km710 miles617 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MendozaFri 1:40 PM1317 km818 miles711 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Santiago *Fri 1:40 PM1332 km827 miles719 nmSouth S
CórdobaFri 1:40 PM1393 km866 miles752 nmSoutheast SE
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