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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 Friday, October 5, 2012 at 03:28:00 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 Friday, October 5, 2012 at 03:28:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 52' South, Longitude: 125° 06' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.27 meters/second, 1664.2 km/hour, 1034.1 miles/hour or 898.6 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.23 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth17.23 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.3"1034.05 miwest0° 00' 57.5"1.10 misouth1034.04 mi
24 hours0° 04' 27.1"5.11 miwest0° 23' 01.5"26.37 misouth26.86 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, October 5, 2012 at 03:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 37' North, Longitude: 0° 08' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.28 meters/second, 1513.0 km/hour, 940.1 miles/hour or 817.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.9"15.67 miwest0° 00' 02.1"0.04 minorth15.67 mi
1 hour14° 30' 57.8"939.82 miwest0° 02' 06.8"2.42 minorth939.72 mi
24 hours11° 39' 42.7"755.12 mieast0° 24' 03.7"27.59 minorth754.63 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KendariFri 11:28 AM303 km188 miles163 nmWest-northwest WNW
AmbonFri 12:28 PM365 km227 miles197 nmEast-northeast ENE
DiliFri 12:28 PM412 km256 miles222 nmSouth S
BaucauFri 12:28 PM425 km264 miles230 nmSouth-southeast SSE
SameFri 12:28 PM462 km287 miles250 nmSouth S
SuaiFri 12:28 PM493 km306 miles266 nmSouth S
EndeFri 11:28 AM582 km362 miles314 nmSouthwest SW
KupangFri 11:28 AM610 km379 miles329 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MakassarFri 11:28 AM632 km392 miles341 nmWest W
GorontaloFri 11:28 AM638 km397 miles345 nmNorth-northwest NNW
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