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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 Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 05:36:00 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 Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 05:36:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 11' South, Longitude: 91° 54' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.73 meters/second, 1611.8 km/hour, 1001.5 miles/hour or 870.3 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.69 miwest0° 00' 00.8"0.01 misouth16.69 mi
1 hour14° 59' 59.9"1001.34 miwest0° 00' 46.5"0.89 misouth1001.31 mi
24 hours0° 00' 09.2"0.17 mieast0° 18' 30.2"21.20 misouth21.20 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 05:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 33' North, Longitude: 38° 00' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.44 meters/second, 1513.6 km/hour, 940.5 miles/hour or 817.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.8"15.67 miwest0° 00' 02.1"0.04 misouth15.67 mi
1 hour14° 30' 54.2"940.18 miwest0° 02' 06.7"2.42 misouth940.29 mi
24 hours11° 35' 27.4"750.87 mieast1° 16' 41.8"87.93 misouth759.04 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BantamSat 12:06 PM639 km397 miles345 nmEast-northeast ENE
BengkuluSat 12:36 PM1697 km1055 miles916 nmNortheast NE
JakartaSat 12:36 PM1913 km1189 miles1033 nmEast-northeast ENE
BandungSat 12:36 PM1943 km1208 miles1049 nmEast-northeast ENE
PalembangSat 12:36 PM1953 km1213 miles1054 nmNortheast NE
SingaporeSat 1:36 PM2248 km1397 miles1214 nmNortheast NE
Diego GarciaSat 11:36 AM2296 km1426 miles1240 nmWest-northwest WNW
Kuala LumpurSat 1:36 PM2297 km1427 miles1240 nmNorth-northeast NNE
SurabayaSat 12:36 PM2437 km1515 miles1316 nmEast-northeast ENE
PontianakSat 12:36 PM2549 km1584 miles1376 nmNortheast NE
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