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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 Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 04:08:00 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 Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 04:08:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 19' South, Longitude: 114° 07' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 440.43 meters/second, 1585.5 km/hour, 985.2 miles/hour or 856.1 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.42 miwest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 misouth16.42 mi
1 hour14° 59' 53.9"984.93 miwest0° 00' 38.8"0.74 misouth984.90 mi
24 hours0° 02' 29.7"2.73 mieast0° 15' 21.4"17.60 misouth17.81 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 04:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 13' South, Longitude: 117° 43' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.90 meters/second, 1511.6 km/hour, 939.3 miles/hour or 816.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 22.5"15.65 miwest0° 00' 05.5"0.11 misouth15.65 mi
1 hour14° 22' 29.2"938.97 miwest0° 05' 30.8"6.32 misouth938.73 mi
24 hours15° 09' 45.9"990.41 mieast1° 30' 36.7"103.89 misouth991.20 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
DenpasarWed 12:08 PM1074 km668 miles580 nmNorth N
MalangWed 11:08 AM1153 km716 miles622 nmNorth N
SurabayaWed 11:08 AM1232 km765 miles665 nmNorth N
SurakartaWed 11:08 AM1245 km774 miles672 nmNorth-northwest NNW
SemarangWed 11:08 AM1317 km818 miles711 nmNorth-northwest NNW
BandungWed 11:08 AM1445 km898 miles780 nmNorth-northwest NNW
PerthWed 12:08 PM1521 km945 miles821 nmSouth S
JakartaWed 11:08 AM1563 km971 miles844 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MakassarWed 12:08 PM1567 km974 miles846 nmNorth-northeast NNE
DiliWed 1:08 PM1644 km1021 miles887 nmNortheast NE
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