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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 23:40:00 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 23:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 56' South, Longitude: 177° 40' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.33 meters/second, 1549.2 km/hour, 962.6 miles/hour or 836.5 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.04 miwest0° 00' 00.4"0.01 misouth16.04 mi
1 hour14° 59' 45.6"962.23 miwest0° 00' 22.2"0.43 misouth962.21 mi
24 hours0° 05' 49.4"6.23 mieast0° 08' 43.9"10.01 misouth11.79 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, December 1, 2013 at 23:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 37' South, Longitude: 167° 54' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.81 meters/second, 1529.3 km/hour, 950.3 miles/hour or 825.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.5"15.84 miwest0° 00' 05.5"0.10 misouth15.84 mi
1 hour14° 24' 30.8"949.98 miwest0° 05' 25.3"6.21 misouth949.77 mi
24 hours345° 30' 28.5"955.49 miwest1° 35' 49.5"109.84 misouth957.45 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NukualofaMon 12:40 PM271 km169 miles147 nmEast-northeast ENE
PangaiMon 12:40 PM418 km260 miles226 nmNortheast NE
NeiafuMon 12:40 PM530 km329 miles286 nmNortheast NE
Suva *Mon 12:40 PM586 km364 miles317 nmNorthwest NW
Levuka *Mon 12:40 PM596 km371 miles322 nmNorthwest NW
Labasa *Mon 12:40 PM684 km425 miles369 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Nadi *Mon 12:40 PM688 km428 miles372 nmNorthwest NW
Lautoka *Mon 12:40 PM700 km435 miles378 nmNorthwest NW
AlofiSun 12:40 PM870 km541 miles470 nmEast-northeast ENE
Apia *Mon 1:40 PM1093 km679 miles590 nmNortheast NE
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