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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 18:50:00 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 18:50:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 36' South, Longitude: 105° 23' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.37 meters/second, 1552.9 km/hour, 964.9 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"964.56 miwest0° 00' 24.5"0.47 misouth964.54 mi
24 hours0° 05' 28.1"5.87 mieast0° 09' 39.2"11.07 misouth12.53 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, November 29, 2013 at 18:50:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 39' South, Longitude: 148° 51' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 440.25 meters/second, 1584.9 km/hour, 984.8 miles/hour or 855.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.0"16.41 miwest0° 00' 09.7"0.19 misouth16.41 mi
1 hour14° 29' 01.0"984.60 miwest0° 09' 41.2"11.10 misouth984.40 mi
24 hours12° 47' 18.0"869.38 mieast3° 37' 06.6"248.74 misouth898.74 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 1:50 PM728 km453 miles393 nmSouth-southwest SSW
AdamstownFri 10:50 AM2554 km1587 miles1379 nmWest-southwest WSW
Galapagos IslandsFri 12:50 PM2859 km1776 miles1544 nmNortheast NE
LimaFri 1:50 PM3193 km1984 miles1724 nmEast-northeast ENE
Santiago *Fri 3:50 PM3651 km2268 miles1971 nmEast-southeast ESE
QuitoFri 1:50 PM3755 km2333 miles2028 nmNortheast NE
La PazFri 2:50 PM3952 km2455 miles2134 nmEast E
SucreFri 2:50 PM4188 km2602 miles2261 nmEast E
San JoseFri 12:50 PM4193 km2605 miles2264 nmNortheast NE
Rio BrancoFri 1:50 PM4211 km2617 miles2274 nmEast-northeast ENE
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