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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 18:00:00 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 18:00:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 35' South, Longitude: 92° 53' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.38 meters/second, 1553.0 km/hour, 965.0 miles/hour or 838.5 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.08 miwest0° 00' 00.4"0.01 misouth16.08 mi
1 hour14° 59' 46.4"964.60 miwest0° 00' 24.6"0.47 misouth964.58 mi
24 hours0° 05' 27.9"5.86 mieast0° 09' 40.0"11.09 misouth12.54 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, November 29, 2013 at 18:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 31' South, Longitude: 136° 47' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 440.47 meters/second, 1585.7 km/hour, 985.3 miles/hour or 856.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.0"16.42 miwest0° 00' 09.7"0.19 misouth16.42 mi
1 hour14° 29' 05.1"985.12 miwest0° 09' 43.5"11.14 misouth984.92 mi
24 hours12° 45' 33.8"867.79 mieast3° 38' 18.6"250.11 misouth897.64 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 *Fri 1:00 PM1775 km1103 miles959 nmWest-southwest WSW
LimaFri 1:00 PM1989 km1236 miles1074 nmEast-northeast ENE
Galapagos IslandsFri 12:00 Noon2316 km1439 miles1251 nmNorth N
Santiago *Fri 3:00 PM2549 km1584 miles1376 nmSoutheast SE
GuayaquilFri 1:00 PM2563 km1593 miles1384 nmNortheast NE
La PazFri 2:00 PM2662 km1654 miles1437 nmEast E
QuitoFri 1:00 PM2832 km1760 miles1529 nmNortheast NE
SucreFri 2:00 PM2895 km1799 miles1563 nmEast E
Rio BrancoFri 1:00 PM2970 km1846 miles1604 nmEast-northeast ENE
CórdobaFri 3:00 PM3051 km1896 miles1648 nmEast-southeast ESE
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