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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 Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 03:46:00 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 Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 03:46:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 44' South, Longitude: 119° 48' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 457.25 meters/second, 1646.1 km/hour, 1022.8 miles/hour or 888.8 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.05 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth17.05 mi
1 hour15° 00' 07.0"1022.75 miwest0° 00' 54.4"1.04 misouth1022.73 mi
24 hours0° 02' 46.3"3.15 miwest0° 21' 41.5"24.85 misouth25.05 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 03:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 03' South, Longitude: 156° 32' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 418.02 meters/second, 1504.9 km/hour, 935.1 miles/hour or 812.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 23.0"15.58 miwest0° 00' 04.0"0.08 misouth15.58 mi
1 hour14° 23' 06.6"934.78 miwest0° 03' 58.0"4.55 misouth934.59 mi
24 hours14° 45' 35.2"959.10 mieast0° 53' 53.9"61.80 misouth958.31 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RabaThu 11:46 AM183 km114 miles99 nmNorthwest NW
EndeThu 11:46 AM228 km142 miles123 nmEast-northeast ENE
KupangThu 11:46 AM418 km260 miles226 nmEast E
MataramThu 11:46 AM425 km264 miles230 nmWest-northwest WNW
MakassarThu 11:46 AM511 km317 miles276 nmNorth N
DenpasarThu 11:46 AM515 km320 miles278 nmWest-northwest WNW
SingarajaThu 11:46 AM545 km339 miles294 nmWest-northwest WNW
SuaiThu 12:46 PM602 km374 miles325 nmEast E
SameThu 12:46 PM648 km403 miles350 nmEast E
DiliThu 12:46 PM649 km403 miles351 nmEast E
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