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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 Monday, December 2, 2013 at 17:40:00 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 Monday, December 2, 2013 at 17:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 03' South, Longitude: 87° 36' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.00 meters/second, 1548.0 km/hour, 961.9 miles/hour or 835.8 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.03 miwest0° 00' 00.4"0.01 misouth16.03 mi
1 hour14° 59' 45.2"961.48 miwest0° 00' 21.5"0.41 misouth961.46 mi
24 hours0° 05' 56.4"6.35 mieast0° 08' 24.7"9.65 misouth11.55 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, December 2, 2013 at 17:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 56' South, Longitude: 91° 17' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.06 meters/second, 1515.8 km/hour, 941.9 miles/hour or 818.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 23.4"15.70 miwest0° 00' 03.1"0.06 misouth15.70 mi
1 hour14° 23' 22.4"941.58 miwest0° 03' 09.7"3.63 misouth941.44 mi
24 hours14° 49' 21.3"969.90 mieast0° 37' 28.0"42.95 misouth969.02 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LimaMon 12:40 PM1576 km979 miles851 nmNortheast NE
Santiago *Mon 2:40 PM2088 km1297 miles1127 nmSoutheast SE
La PazMon 1:40 PM2135 km1326 miles1153 nmEast-northeast ENE
Easter Island *Mon 12:40 PM2268 km1409 miles1224 nmWest-southwest WSW
GuayaquilMon 12:40 PM2347 km1458 miles1267 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Galapagos IslandsMon 11:40 AM2350 km1460 miles1269 nmNorth N
SucreMon 1:40 PM2351 km1461 miles1270 nmEast E
Rio BrancoMon 12:40 PM2498 km1552 miles1349 nmEast-northeast ENE
CórdobaMon 2:40 PM2545 km1581 miles1374 nmEast-southeast ESE
QuitoMon 12:40 PM2608 km1620 miles1408 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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