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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 23:30:00 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 23:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 38' South, Longitude: 175° 22' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.27 meters/second, 1552.6 km/hour, 964.7 miles/hour or 838.3 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"964.35 miwest0° 00' 24.3"0.47 misouth964.33 mi
24 hours0° 05' 30.2"5.90 mieast0° 09' 34.2"10.98 misouth12.46 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, November 29, 2013 at 23:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 24' South, Longitude: 143° 34' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 438.94 meters/second, 1580.2 km/hour, 981.9 miles/hour or 853.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.6"16.36 miwest0° 00' 09.5"0.18 misouth16.36 mi
1 hour14° 28' 37.4"981.67 miwest0° 09' 27.6"10.84 misouth981.45 mi
24 hours12° 57' 05.0"878.23 mieast3° 29' 58.4"240.57 misouth904.84 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NukualofaSat 12:30 PM57 km35 miles31 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PangaiSat 12:30 PM227 km141 miles122 nmNorth-northeast NNE
NeiafuSat 12:30 PM359 km223 miles194 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AlofiFri 12:30 PM636 km395 miles343 nmEast-northeast ENE
Suva *Sat 12:30 PM757 km470 miles409 nmWest-northwest WNW
Labasa *Sat 12:30 PM799 km496 miles431 nmNorthwest NW
Nadi *Sat 12:30 PM867 km539 miles468 nmWest-northwest WNW
Lautoka *Sat 12:30 PM875 km544 miles472 nmWest-northwest WNW
Salelologa (Savai'i) *Sat 1:30 PM934 km581 miles504 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Apia *Sat 1:30 PM943 km586 miles509 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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