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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 23:30:00 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 23:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 47' South, Longitude: 175° 16' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.79 meters/second, 1550.9 km/hour, 963.7 miles/hour or 837.4 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' 45.9"963.28 miwest0° 00' 23.3"0.45 misouth963.25 mi
24 hours0° 05' 40.0"6.07 mieast0° 09' 09.2"10.50 misouth12.13 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, November 30, 2013 at 23:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 54' South, Longitude: 156° 31' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.70 meters/second, 1554.1 km/hour, 965.7 miles/hour or 839.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.6"16.09 miwest0° 00' 07.9"0.15 misouth16.09 mi
1 hour14° 26' 31.0"965.43 miwest0° 07' 50.3"8.98 misouth965.17 mi
24 hours13° 47' 09.4"921.59 mieast2° 42' 06.0"185.77 misouth934.12 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NukualofaSun 12:30 PM72 km45 miles39 nmNorth N
PangaiSun 12:30 PM239 km148 miles129 nmNorth-northeast NNE
NeiafuSun 12:30 PM372 km231 miles201 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AlofiSat 12:30 PM635 km395 miles343 nmEast-northeast ENE
Suva *Sun 12:30 PM774 km481 miles418 nmWest-northwest WNW
Labasa *Sun 12:30 PM818 km508 miles442 nmNorthwest NW
Nadi *Sun 12:30 PM884 km549 miles477 nmWest-northwest WNW
Lautoka *Sun 12:30 PM892 km554 miles482 nmWest-northwest WNW
Salelologa (Savai'i) *Sun 1:30 PM947 km589 miles512 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Apia *Sun 1:30 PM955 km593 miles516 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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