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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 Saturday, November 30, 2013 at 10:40:00 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 Saturday, November 30, 2013 at 10:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 42' South, Longitude: 17° 11' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.05 meters/second, 1551.8 km/hour, 964.2 miles/hour or 837.9 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.07 miwest0° 00' 00.4"0.01 misouth16.07 mi
1 hour14° 59' 46.2"963.85 miwest0° 00' 23.8"0.46 misouth963.82 mi
24 hours0° 05' 34.8"5.98 mieast0° 09' 22.7"10.76 misouth12.30 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, November 30, 2013 at 10:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 06' South, Longitude: 18° 01' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 435.64 meters/second, 1568.3 km/hour, 974.5 miles/hour or 846.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.7"16.24 miwest0° 00' 08.7"0.17 misouth16.24 mi
1 hour14° 27' 39.2"974.25 miwest0° 08' 48.2"10.09 misouth974.01 mi
24 hours13° 20' 41.3"899.08 mieast3° 10' 02.4"217.76 misouth919.00 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Windhoek *Sat 12:40 PM96 km60 miles52 nmSouth S
Swakopmund *Sat 12:40 PM294 km183 miles159 nmWest-southwest WSW
Walvis Bay *Sat 12:40 PM309 km192 miles167 nmWest-southwest WSW
GhanziSat 12:40 PM462 km287 miles250 nmEast E
Rundu *Sat 12:40 PM499 km310 miles269 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MaunSat 12:40 PM676 km420 miles365 nmEast-northeast ENE
TsabongSat 12:40 PM715 km444 miles386 nmSoutheast SE
MenongueSat 11:40 AM780 km485 miles421 nmNorth N
LubangoSat 11:40 AM846 km526 miles457 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MolepololeSat 12:40 PM905 km562 miles488 nmEast-southeast ESE
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