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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 19:30:00 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 19:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 46' South, Longitude: 115° 17' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.87 meters/second, 1551.1 km/hour, 963.8 miles/hour or 837.5 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"963.45 miwest0° 00' 23.5"0.45 misouth963.43 mi
24 hours0° 05' 38.4"6.04 mieast0° 09' 13.5"10.58 misouth12.18 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, November 30, 2013 at 19:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 22' South, Longitude: 145° 42' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 432.93 meters/second, 1558.5 km/hour, 968.4 miles/hour or 841.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.8"16.14 miwest0° 00' 08.2"0.16 misouth16.14 mi
1 hour14° 26' 52.2"968.18 miwest0° 08' 09.9"9.36 misouth967.93 mi
24 hours13° 39' 04.1"914.81 mieast2° 51' 22.9"196.40 misouth929.57 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 2:30 PM844 km524 miles456 nmSoutheast SE
AdamstownSat 11:30 AM1557 km968 miles841 nmWest-southwest WSW
Galapagos IslandsSat 1:30 PM3617 km2248 miles1953 nmNortheast NE
PapeeteSat 9:30 AM3618 km2248 miles1954 nmWest W
LimaSat 2:30 PM4202 km2611 miles2269 nmEast E
Santiago *Sat 4:30 PM4553 km2829 miles2459 nmEast-southeast ESE
RarotongaSat 9:30 AM4594 km2855 miles2481 nmWest W
QuitoSat 2:30 PM4647 km2888 miles2509 nmEast-northeast ENE
GuatemalaSat 1:30 PM4847 km3012 miles2617 nmNortheast NE
San SalvadorSat 1:30 PM4848 km3012 miles2618 nmNortheast NE
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