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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, November 15, 2012 at 03:36:00 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 Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 03:36:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 34' South, Longitude: 122° 10' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.79 meters/second, 1583.2 km/hour, 983.8 miles/hour or 854.9 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.40 miwest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 misouth16.40 mi
1 hour14° 59' 53.4"983.49 miwest0° 00' 38.0"0.73 misouth983.46 mi
24 hours0° 02' 41.8"2.95 mieast0° 15' 02.2"17.24 misouth17.49 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 03:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 43' South, Longitude: 140° 33' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 415.65 meters/second, 1496.3 km/hour, 929.8 miles/hour or 808.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 21.8"15.50 miwest0° 00' 02.0"0.04 misouth15.50 mi
1 hour14° 21' 52.0"929.47 miwest0° 01' 54.4"2.19 misouth929.38 mi
24 hours15° 10' 59.4"982.41 mieast0° 01' 52.6"2.15 misouth982.31 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BroomeThu 11:36 AM67 km42 miles36 nmNorth N
KupangThu 11:36 AM943 km586 miles509 nmNorth N
DarwinThu 1:06 PM1150 km715 miles621 nmNortheast NE
DiliThu 12:36 PM1167 km725 miles630 nmNorth-northeast NNE
DenpasarThu 11:36 AM1326 km824 miles716 nmNorthwest NW
Alice SpringsThu 1:06 PM1342 km834 miles724 nmEast-southeast ESE
MakassarThu 11:36 AM1515 km941 miles818 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MalangThu 10:36 AM1551 km964 miles838 nmNorthwest NW
EuclaThu 12:21 PM1602 km995 miles865 nmSouth-southeast SSE
PerthThu 11:36 AM1612 km1002 miles871 nmSouth-southwest SSW
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