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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 Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 03:38:00 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 Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 03:38:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 01' South, Longitude: 121° 54' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 458.21 meters/second, 1649.6 km/hour, 1025.0 miles/hour or 890.7 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.08 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth17.08 mi
1 hour15° 00' 07.9"1024.92 miwest0° 00' 55.0"1.05 misouth1024.90 mi
24 hours0° 03' 04.2"3.50 miwest0° 21' 58.1"25.17 misouth25.41 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 03:38:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 14' South, Longitude: 129° 41' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 432.40 meters/second, 1556.6 km/hour, 967.3 miles/hour or 840.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.4"16.12 miwest0° 00' 10.0"0.19 misouth16.12 mi
1 hour14° 25' 19.4"966.99 miwest0° 09' 58.3"11.43 misouth966.70 mi
24 hours14° 09' 27.2"949.26 mieast3° 30' 22.7"241.10 misouth971.67 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
EndeTue 11:38 AM30 km19 miles16 nmNorthwest NW
KupangTue 11:38 AM225 km140 miles122 nmSoutheast SE
RabaTue 11:38 AM351 km218 miles190 nmWest W
SuaiTue 12:38 PM371 km231 miles200 nmEast E
DiliTue 12:38 PM409 km254 miles221 nmEast E
SameTue 12:38 PM413 km257 miles223 nmEast E
BaucauTue 12:38 PM505 km314 miles273 nmEast E
MakassarTue 11:38 AM508 km316 miles274 nmNorth-northwest NNW
KendariTue 11:38 AM561 km348 miles303 nmNorth N
MataramTue 11:38 AM639 km397 miles345 nmWest W
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