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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, January 25, 2009 at 06:06:00 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, January 25, 2009 at 06:06:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 55' South, Longitude: 91° 35' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 438.86 meters/second, 1579.9 km/hour, 981.7 miles/hour or 853.1 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.36 miwest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 minorth16.36 mi
1 hour14° 59' 51.3"981.40 miwest0° 00' 37.1"0.71 minorth981.44 mi
24 hours0° 03' 19.9"3.64 mieast0° 15' 02.3"17.24 minorth17.62 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, January 25, 2009 at 06:06:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 47' South, Longitude: 79° 33' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 414.13 meters/second, 1490.9 km/hour, 926.4 miles/hour or 805.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.1"15.44 miwest0° 00' 07.7"0.15 minorth15.44 mi
1 hour14° 31' 08.8"925.98 miwest0° 07' 48.9"8.96 minorth926.46 mi
24 hours11° 19' 01.3"721.88 mieast3° 34' 51.9"246.37 minorth771.22 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JakartaSun 1:06 PM2174 km1351 miles1174 nmNortheast NE
BandungSun 1:06 PM2184 km1357 miles1179 nmNortheast NE
Diego GarciaSun 12:06 PM2438 km1515 miles1316 nmWest-northwest WNW
Amsterdam IslandSun 11:06 AM2496 km1551 miles1348 nmSouth-southwest SSW
SingaporeSun 2:06 PM2607 km1620 miles1407 nmNorth-northeast NNE
SurabayaSun 1:06 PM2628 km1633 miles1419 nmEast-northeast ENE
Kuala LumpurSun 2:06 PM2679 km1665 miles1447 nmNorth-northeast NNE
DenpasarSun 2:06 PM2793 km1735 miles1508 nmEast-northeast ENE
Perth *Sun 3:06 PM2826 km1756 miles1526 nmSoutheast SE
PontianakSun 1:06 PM2852 km1772 miles1540 nmNortheast NE
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