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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 14, 2012 at 04:48:00 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 14, 2012 at 04:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 17' South, Longitude: 104° 30' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 459.09 meters/second, 1652.7 km/hour, 1027.0 miles/hour or 892.4 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.12 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth17.12 mi
1 hour15° 00' 08.5"1026.89 miwest0° 00' 55.7"1.06 misouth1026.88 mi
24 hours0° 03' 21.0"3.82 miwest0° 22' 13.0"25.45 misouth25.73 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 04:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 11' South, Longitude: 86° 23' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.81 meters/second, 1604.9 km/hour, 997.2 miles/hour or 866.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.4"16.62 miwest0° 00' 12.5"0.24 misouth16.62 mi
1 hour14° 28' 26.3"997.08 miwest0° 12' 33.6"14.39 misouth997.02 mi
24 hours12° 54' 44.1"889.50 mieast4° 53' 11.0"335.79 misouth946.54 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
The SettlementSun 11:48 AM276 km172 miles149 nmSouth-southeast SSE
SerangSun 11:48 AM302 km188 miles163 nmNortheast NE
BogorSun 11:48 AM313 km195 miles169 nmNortheast NE
Bandar LampungSun 11:48 AM329 km205 miles178 nmNorth-northeast NNE
JakartaSun 11:48 AM349 km217 miles188 nmNortheast NE
BekasiSun 11:48 AM357 km222 miles193 nmNortheast NE
BandungSun 11:48 AM375 km233 miles202 nmEast-northeast ENE
TasikmalayaSun 11:48 AM429 km266 miles231 nmEast-northeast ENE
CirebonSun 11:48 AM478 km297 miles258 nmEast-northeast ENE
TegalSun 11:48 AM533 km331 miles288 nmEast-northeast ENE
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