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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, October 15, 2012 at 04:58:00 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, October 15, 2012 at 04:58:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 40' South, Longitude: 101° 57' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 458.65 meters/second, 1651.1 km/hour, 1026.0 miles/hour or 891.5 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.10 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth17.10 mi
1 hour15° 00' 08.1"1025.89 miwest0° 00' 55.4"1.06 misouth1025.87 mi
24 hours0° 03' 12.5"3.66 miwest0° 22' 05.6"25.31 misouth25.57 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, October 15, 2012 at 04:58:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 06' South, Longitude: 96° 53' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.94 meters/second, 1583.8 km/hour, 984.1 miles/hour or 855.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.8"16.40 miwest0° 00' 11.6"0.22 misouth16.40 mi
1 hour14° 26' 53.0"983.90 miwest0° 11' 40.3"13.37 misouth983.69 mi
24 hours13° 33' 49.9"923.69 mieast4° 21' 01.4"299.04 misouth964.09 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
The SettlementMon 11:58 AM456 km284 miles246 nmEast-southeast ESE
Bandar LampungMon 11:58 AM513 km319 miles277 nmNortheast NE
BengkuluMon 11:58 AM540 km335 miles291 nmNorth N
SerangMon 11:58 AM544 km338 miles294 nmEast-northeast ENE
BogorMon 11:58 AM579 km360 miles312 nmEast-northeast ENE
JakartaMon 11:58 AM606 km376 miles327 nmEast-northeast ENE
BekasiMon 11:58 AM619 km385 miles334 nmEast-northeast ENE
BandungMon 11:58 AM654 km406 miles353 nmEast-northeast ENE
BantamMon 11:28 AM672 km417 miles363 nmSouthwest SW
PalembangMon 11:58 AM701 km435 miles378 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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