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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, November 13, 2012 at 03:48:00 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, November 13, 2012 at 03:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 03' South, Longitude: 119° 05' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 441.10 meters/second, 1588.0 km/hour, 986.7 miles/hour or 857.4 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.45 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 misouth16.45 mi
1 hour14° 59' 54.5"986.44 miwest0° 00' 39.5"0.76 misouth986.41 mi
24 hours0° 02' 16.7"2.50 mieast0° 15' 41.0"17.98 misouth18.15 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 03:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 18' South, Longitude: 107° 49' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.60 meters/second, 1539.3 km/hour, 956.5 miles/hour or 831.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.1"15.94 miwest0° 00' 08.7"0.17 misouth15.94 mi
1 hour14° 24' 05.5"956.21 miwest0° 08' 38.5"9.91 misouth955.91 mi
24 hours14° 41' 28.5"975.43 mieast2° 53' 35.2"198.97 misouth988.04 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KupangTue 11:48 AM999 km621 miles539 nmNorth-northeast NNE
DenpasarTue 11:48 AM1119 km695 miles604 nmNorth-northwest NNW
DiliTue 12:48 PM1264 km785 miles682 nmNortheast NE
MalangTue 10:48 AM1308 km813 miles706 nmNorth-northwest NNW
SurabayaTue 10:48 AM1377 km856 miles743 nmNorth-northwest NNW
DarwinTue 1:18 PM1406 km874 miles759 nmEast-northeast ENE
MakassarTue 11:48 AM1429 km888 miles771 nmNorth N
PerthTue 11:48 AM1574 km978 miles850 nmSouth S
Alice SpringsTue 1:18 PM1660 km1031 miles896 nmEast-southeast ESE
BandungTue 10:48 AM1751 km1088 miles945 nmNorthwest NW
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