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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, January 27, 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 Tuesday, January 27, 2009 at 06:06:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 25' South, Longitude: 91° 41' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 440.17 meters/second, 1584.6 km/hour, 984.6 miles/hour or 855.6 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.41 miwest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 minorth16.41 mi
1 hour14° 59' 52.4"984.36 miwest0° 00' 38.9"0.74 minorth984.39 mi
24 hours0° 02' 55.8"3.21 mieast0° 15' 42.6"18.01 minorth18.29 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, January 27, 2009 at 06:06:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 48' South, Longitude: 101° 43' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 435.31 meters/second, 1567.1 km/hour, 973.8 miles/hour or 846.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 33.3"16.23 miwest0° 00' 11.8"0.23 minorth16.23 mi
1 hour14° 33' 22.1"973.51 miwest0° 11' 57.0"13.69 minorth974.05 mi
24 hours10° 29' 56.6"702.24 mieast5° 03' 18.5"347.49 minorth789.97 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BengkuluTue 1:06 PM1985 km1234 miles1072 nmNortheast NE
JakartaTue 1:06 PM2130 km1324 miles1150 nmNortheast NE
BandungTue 1:06 PM2143 km1332 miles1157 nmNortheast NE
Diego GarciaTue 12:06 PM2421 km1504 miles1307 nmWest-northwest WNW
Amsterdam IslandTue 11:06 AM2550 km1585 miles1377 nmSouth-southwest SSW
SingaporeTue 2:06 PM2553 km1586 miles1379 nmNorth-northeast NNE
SurabayaTue 1:06 PM2593 km1611 miles1400 nmEast-northeast ENE
Kuala LumpurTue 2:06 PM2624 km1630 miles1417 nmNorth-northeast NNE
DenpasarTue 2:06 PM2763 km1717 miles1492 nmEast-northeast ENE
PontianakTue 1:06 PM2804 km1742 miles1514 nmNortheast NE
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