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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 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 Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 04:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 02' South, Longitude: 104° 23' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 458.19 meters/second, 1649.5 km/hour, 1024.9 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' 07.8"1024.87 miwest0° 00' 55.0"1.05 misouth1024.85 mi
24 hours0° 03' 03.8"3.49 miwest0° 21' 57.9"25.16 misouth25.40 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 04:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 26' South, Longitude: 112° 51' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.99 meters/second, 1555.2 km/hour, 966.3 miles/hour or 839.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.2"16.10 miwest0° 00' 09.8"0.19 misouth16.11 mi
1 hour14° 25' 14.7"966.07 miwest0° 09' 51.8"11.30 misouth965.78 mi
24 hours14° 11' 06.8"950.30 mieast3° 27' 16.1"237.54 misouth971.81 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
The SettlementTue 11:48 AM215 km133 miles116 nmSoutheast SE
SerangTue 11:48 AM376 km234 miles203 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BogorTue 11:48 AM377 km234 miles203 nmNortheast NE
Bandar LampungTue 11:48 AM411 km256 miles222 nmNorth-northeast NNE
JakartaTue 11:48 AM416 km259 miles225 nmNortheast NE
BekasiTue 11:48 AM422 km262 miles228 nmNortheast NE
BandungTue 11:48 AM424 km264 miles229 nmEast-northeast ENE
TasikmalayaTue 11:48 AM466 km290 miles252 nmEast-northeast ENE
CirebonTue 11:48 AM522 km325 miles282 nmEast-northeast ENE
TegalTue 11:48 AM573 km356 miles310 nmEast-northeast ENE
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