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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 19:00:00 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 19:00:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 45' South, Longitude: 107° 47' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.88 meters/second, 1551.2 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"16.06 miwest0° 00' 00.4"0.01 misouth16.06 mi
1 hour14° 59' 46.0"963.47 miwest0° 00' 23.5"0.45 misouth963.45 mi
24 hours0° 05' 38.2"6.04 mieast0° 09' 13.9"10.59 misouth12.19 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, November 30, 2013 at 19:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 18' South, Longitude: 138° 28' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 433.08 meters/second, 1559.1 km/hour, 968.8 miles/hour or 841.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.0"16.15 miwest0° 00' 08.2"0.16 misouth16.15 mi
1 hour14° 26' 54.9"968.53 miwest0° 08' 12.1"9.40 misouth968.28 mi
24 hours13° 38' 02.6"913.94 mieast2° 52' 30.3"197.69 misouth928.99 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 *Sat 2:00 PM611 km379 miles330 nmSouth-southwest SSW
AdamstownSat 11:00 AM2307 km1434 miles1246 nmWest-southwest WSW
Galapagos IslandsSat 1:00 PM3036 km1886 miles1639 nmNortheast NE
LimaSat 2:00 PM3439 km2137 miles1857 nmEast-northeast ENE
Santiago *Sat 4:00 PM3862 km2400 miles2085 nmEast-southeast ESE
QuitoSat 2:00 PM3971 km2468 miles2144 nmEast-northeast ENE
La PazSat 3:00 PM4201 km2611 miles2268 nmEast E
San JoseSat 1:00 PM4358 km2708 miles2353 nmNortheast NE
PapeeteSat 9:00 AM4394 km2730 miles2373 nmWest W
San SalvadorSat 1:00 PM4416 km2744 miles2385 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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