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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 15:30:00 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 Saturday, November 30, 2013 at 15:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 44' South, Longitude: 55° 18' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.95 meters/second, 1551.4 km/hour, 964.0 miles/hour or 837.7 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"963.63 miwest0° 00' 23.6"0.45 misouth963.61 mi
24 hours0° 05' 36.8"6.01 mieast0° 09' 17.7"10.66 misouth12.24 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, November 30, 2013 at 15:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 48' South, Longitude: 87° 53' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 434.16 meters/second, 1563.0 km/hour, 971.2 miles/hour or 843.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.2"16.19 miwest0° 00' 08.5"0.16 misouth16.19 mi
1 hour14° 27' 13.5"970.94 miwest0° 08' 27.9"9.70 misouth970.69 mi
24 hours13° 30' 48.8"907.80 mieast3° 00' 08.8"206.44 misouth924.86 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Pedro Juan Caballero *Sat 12:30 PM100 km62 miles54 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Campo Grande *Sat 12:30 PM165 km103 miles89 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Ciudad del Este *Sat 12:30 PM424 km264 miles229 nmSouth S
Foz do Iguaçu *Sat 1:30 PM428 km266 miles231 nmSouth S
Asuncion *Sat 12:30 PM460 km286 miles248 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Encarnación *Sat 12:30 PM623 km387 miles336 nmSouth S
San Ignacio de VelascoSat 11:30 AM840 km522 miles454 nmNorthwest NW
São Paulo *Sat 1:30 PM914 km568 miles493 nmEast-southeast ESE
Criciúma *Sat 1:30 PM974 km605 miles526 nmSoutheast SE
Porto Alegre *Sat 1:30 PM1006 km625 miles543 nmSouth-southeast SSE
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