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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 Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 00:22:00 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 Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 00:22:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 05' South, Longitude: 171° 56' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 429.87 meters/second, 1547.5 km/hour, 961.6 miles/hour or 835.6 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' 45.1"961.21 miwest0° 00' 21.1"0.41 misouth961.19 mi
24 hours0° 05' 58.8"6.39 mieast0° 08' 17.5"9.51 misouth11.46 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 00:22:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 14' South, Longitude: 172° 20' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.12 meters/second, 1512.4 km/hour, 939.8 miles/hour or 816.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 23.0"15.66 miwest0° 00' 02.3"0.04 misouth15.66 mi
1 hour14° 23' 04.3"939.49 miwest0° 02' 14.8"2.58 misouth939.39 mi
24 hours345° 06' 39.2"972.43 miwest0° 14' 35.1"16.72 misouth971.85 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NoumeaTue 11:22 AM565 km351 miles305 nmWest W
Port VilaTue 11:22 AM612 km381 miles331 nmNorthwest NW
Nadi *Tue 1:22 PM745 km463 miles402 nmNortheast NE
Lautoka *Tue 1:22 PM763 km474 miles412 nmNortheast NE
Suva *Tue 1:22 PM808 km502 miles436 nmEast-northeast ENE
KingstonTue 11:52 AM868 km539 miles468 nmSouth-southwest SSW
LuganvilleTue 11:22 AM883 km549 miles477 nmNorthwest NW
Labasa *Tue 1:22 PM1002 km623 miles541 nmNortheast NE
NukualofaTue 1:22 PM1337 km831 miles722 nmEast E
Auckland *Tue 1:22 PM1659 km1031 miles896 nmSouth S
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