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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, October 7, 2012 at 05:36:00 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, October 7, 2012 at 05:36:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 40' South, Longitude: 92° 57' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 461.68 meters/second, 1662.0 km/hour, 1032.7 miles/hour or 897.4 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.21 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth17.21 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.7"1032.71 miwest0° 00' 57.2"1.09 misouth1032.70 mi
24 hours0° 04' 13.8"4.86 miwest0° 22' 53.2"26.21 misouth26.66 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 05:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 23' North, Longitude: 7° 43' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.80 meters/second, 1514.9 km/hour, 941.3 miles/hour or 818.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"15.69 miwest0° 00' 02.7"0.05 misouth15.69 mi
1 hour14° 30' 43.6"940.98 miwest0° 02' 46.6"3.18 misouth941.13 mi
24 hours11° 41' 17.7"757.97 mieast1° 33' 07.2"106.76 misouth769.12 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BengkuluSun 12:36 PM1054 km655 miles569 nmEast E
MedanSun 12:36 PM1204 km748 miles650 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PalembangSun 12:36 PM1344 km835 miles726 nmEast-northeast ENE
Kuala LumpurSun 1:36 PM1376 km855 miles743 nmNortheast NE
SingaporeSun 1:36 PM1435 km892 miles775 nmEast-northeast ENE
JakartaSun 12:36 PM1536 km955 miles830 nmEast E
BandungSun 12:36 PM1628 km1011 miles879 nmEast E
PontianakSun 12:36 PM1926 km1196 miles1040 nmEast-northeast ENE
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteSun 11:06 AM2005 km1246 miles1083 nmNorthwest NW
ColomboSun 11:06 AM2012 km1250 miles1086 nmNorthwest NW
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