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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 17:50:00 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 Monday, December 2, 2013 at 17:50:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 03' South, Longitude: 90° 06' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 429.99 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' 24.5"9.64 misouth11.55 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, December 2, 2013 at 17:50:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 56' South, Longitude: 93° 40' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.03 meters/second, 1515.7 km/hour, 941.8 miles/hour or 818.4 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' 22.0"941.52 miwest0° 03' 08.3"3.60 misouth941.38 mi
24 hours14° 49' 28.5"969.98 mieast0° 36' 54.3"42.31 misouth969.10 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LimaMon 12:50 PM1775 km1103 miles958 nmNortheast NE
Easter Island *Mon 12:50 PM2024 km1258 miles1093 nmWest-southwest WSW
Santiago *Mon 2:50 PM2288 km1421 miles1235 nmSoutheast SE
Galapagos IslandsMon 11:50 AM2340 km1454 miles1264 nmNorth N
La PazMon 1:50 PM2387 km1483 miles1289 nmEast E
GuayaquilMon 12:50 PM2456 km1526 miles1326 nmNorth-northeast NNE
SucreMon 1:50 PM2609 km1621 miles1409 nmEast E
QuitoMon 12:50 PM2722 km1691 miles1470 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Rio BrancoMon 12:50 PM2728 km1695 miles1473 nmEast-northeast ENE
CórdobaMon 2:50 PM2772 km1723 miles1497 nmEast-southeast ESE
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