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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 17:20:00 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 17:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 45' South, Longitude: 82° 48' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.91 meters/second, 1551.3 km/hour, 963.9 miles/hour or 837.6 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' 46.0"963.55 miwest0° 00' 23.6"0.45 misouth963.53 mi
24 hours0° 05' 37.5"6.03 mieast0° 09' 15.7"10.62 misouth12.21 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, November 30, 2013 at 17:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 04' South, Longitude: 114° 23' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 433.60 meters/second, 1560.9 km/hour, 969.9 miles/hour or 842.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.0"16.16 miwest0° 00' 08.4"0.16 misouth16.17 mi
1 hour14° 27' 03.7"969.68 miwest0° 08' 19.8"9.55 misouth969.43 mi
24 hours13° 34' 36.9"911.04 mieast2° 56' 11.7"201.91 misouth927.04 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LimaSat 12:20 PM1235 km767 miles667 nmNorth-northeast NNE
La PazSat 1:20 PM1647 km1023 miles889 nmEast-northeast ENE
Santiago *Sat 2:20 PM1761 km1094 miles951 nmSoutheast SE
SucreSat 1:20 PM1853 km1152 miles1001 nmEast E
Rio BrancoSat 12:20 PM2063 km1282 miles1114 nmNortheast NE
CórdobaSat 2:20 PM2138 km1329 miles1154 nmSoutheast SE
GuayaquilSat 12:20 PM2183 km1356 miles1179 nmNorth N
Galapagos IslandsSat 11:20 AM2421 km1505 miles1307 nmNorth-northwest NNW
QuitoSat 12:20 PM2425 km1507 miles1309 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Asuncion *Sat 2:20 PM2595 km1612 miles1401 nmEast-southeast ESE
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