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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 Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 23:32:00 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 Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 23:32:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 29' South, Longitude: 175° 16' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.68 meters/second, 1543.2 km/hour, 958.9 miles/hour or 833.3 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.98 miwest0° 00' 00.3"0.01 misouth15.98 mi
1 hour14° 59' 44.2"958.53 miwest0° 00' 18.0"0.34 misouth958.51 mi
24 hours0° 06' 23.1"6.80 mieast0° 07' 00.3"8.03 misouth10.53 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 23:32:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 04' South, Longitude: 131° 29' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.33 meters/second, 1542.0 km/hour, 958.2 miles/hour or 832.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.5"15.97 miwest0° 00' 07.2"0.14 minorth15.97 mi
1 hour14° 24' 39.6"957.96 miwest0° 07' 18.8"8.38 minorth958.29 mi
24 hours13° 47' 43.5"917.05 mieast3° 21' 37.4"231.03 minorth952.67 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NukualofaFri 12:32 PM149 km92 miles80 nmNorth N
PangaiFri 12:32 PM310 km193 miles168 nmNorth-northeast NNE
NeiafuFri 12:32 PM444 km276 miles240 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AlofiThu 12:32 PM674 km419 miles364 nmEast-northeast ENE
Suva *Fri 12:32 PM815 km506 miles440 nmNorthwest NW
Labasa *Fri 12:32 PM874 km543 miles472 nmNorthwest NW
Nadi *Fri 12:32 PM923 km573 miles498 nmWest-northwest WNW
Lautoka *Fri 12:32 PM932 km579 miles503 nmNorthwest NW
Salelologa (Savai'i) *Fri 1:32 PM1020 km634 miles551 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Apia *Fri 1:32 PM1026 km637 miles554 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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