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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, June 4, 2012 at 05:44:00 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, June 4, 2012 at 05:44:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 29' North, Longitude: 93° 36' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.75 meters/second, 1543.5 km/hour, 959.1 miles/hour or 833.4 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"15.98 miwest0° 00' 00.3"0.01 minorth15.98 mi
1 hour14° 59' 53.6"958.67 miwest0° 00' 17.0"0.32 minorth958.66 mi
24 hours0° 02' 36.9"2.79 mieast0° 06' 36.4"7.58 minorth8.07 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, June 4, 2012 at 05:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 32' South, Longitude: 89° 47' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 413.34 meters/second, 1488.0 km/hour, 924.6 miles/hour or 803.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 21.8"15.41 miwest0° 00' 01.8"0.04 misouth15.41 mi
1 hour14° 21' 51.1"924.29 miwest0° 01' 46.8"2.04 misouth924.20 mi
24 hours15° 11' 52.3"977.89 mieast0° 02' 34.0"2.95 minorth978.04 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AizawlMon 11:14 AM165 km103 miles89 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ChittagongMon 11:44 AM185 km115 miles100 nmWest W
MandalayMon 12:14 PM262 km163 miles141 nmEast-southeast ESE
ComillaMon 11:44 AM272 km169 miles147 nmWest-northwest WNW
ChandpurMon 11:44 AM313 km194 miles169 nmWest-northwest WNW
SylhetMon 11:44 AM320 km199 miles173 nmNorth-northwest NNW
BarisalMon 11:44 AM336 km209 miles181 nmWest W
DhakaMon 11:44 AM354 km220 miles191 nmWest-northwest WNW
CherrapunjiMon 11:14 AM364 km226 miles196 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ShillongMon 11:14 AM384 km238 miles207 nmNorth-northwest NNW
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