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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 Sunday, December 1, 2013 at 06:50:00 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 Sunday, December 1, 2013 at 06:50:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 50' South, Longitude: 74° 46' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.65 meters/second, 1550.3 km/hour, 963.3 miles/hour or 837.1 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' 45.8"962.95 miwest0° 00' 23.0"0.44 misouth962.93 mi
24 hours0° 05' 42.9"6.12 mieast0° 09' 01.5"10.35 misouth12.02 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, December 1, 2013 at 06:50:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 49' South, Longitude: 50° 39' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 429.48 meters/second, 1546.1 km/hour, 960.7 miles/hour or 834.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.9"16.01 miwest0° 00' 07.2"0.14 misouth16.01 mi
1 hour14° 25' 52.6"960.45 miwest0° 07' 11.2"8.24 misouth960.20 mi
24 hours14° 01' 22.8"933.29 mieast2° 23' 46.5"164.78 misouth942.00 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Diego GarciaSun 12:50 PM1624 km1009 miles877 nmNorth N
Amsterdam IslandSun 11:50 AM1790 km1112 miles967 nmSouth S
Port LouisSun 10:50 AM1803 km1121 miles974 nmWest W
Saint-DenisSun 10:50 AM2004 km1245 miles1082 nmWest W
VictoriaSun 10:50 AM2822 km1754 miles1524 nmNorthwest NW
AntananarivoSun 9:50 AM2859 km1776 miles1544 nmWest W
MaleSun 11:50 AM2880 km1790 miles1555 nmNorth N
Port-aux-FrancaisSun 11:50 AM3080 km1914 miles1663 nmSouth S
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteSun 12:20 PM3226 km2005 miles1742 nmNorth N
MoroniSun 9:50 AM3532 km2195 miles1907 nmWest-northwest WNW
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