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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 19:40:00 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 19:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 36' South, Longitude: 117° 53' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.35 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"964.53 miwest0° 00' 24.5"0.47 misouth964.50 mi
24 hours0° 05' 28.6"5.87 mieast0° 09' 38.3"11.05 misouth12.51 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, November 29, 2013 at 19:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 47' South, Longitude: 160° 55' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 440.02 meters/second, 1584.1 km/hour, 984.3 miles/hour or 855.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.9"16.40 miwest0° 00' 09.7"0.18 misouth16.40 mi
1 hour14° 28' 56.9"984.09 miwest0° 09' 38.9"11.05 misouth983.89 mi
24 hours12° 49' 02.3"870.96 mieast3° 35' 53.2"247.34 misouth899.83 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 2:40 PM1058 km657 miles571 nmSoutheast SE
AdamstownFri 11:40 AM1307 km812 miles706 nmWest-southwest WSW
PapeeteFri 9:40 AM3350 km2082 miles1809 nmWest W
Galapagos IslandsFri 1:40 PM3828 km2379 miles2067 nmEast-northeast ENE
RarotongaFri 9:40 AM4331 km2691 miles2339 nmWest W
LimaFri 2:40 PM4465 km2774 miles2411 nmEast E
Santiago *Fri 4:40 PM4802 km2984 miles2593 nmEast-southeast ESE
QuitoFri 2:40 PM4883 km3034 miles2637 nmEast-northeast ENE
Mexico CityFri 1:40 PM4976 km3092 miles2687 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GuatemalaFri 1:40 PM4996 km3104 miles2698 nmNortheast NE
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