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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 04:06:00 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 04:06:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 34' South, Longitude: 114° 40' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.78 meters/second, 1583.2 km/hour, 983.7 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"983.46 miwest0° 00' 38.0"0.73 misouth983.43 mi
24 hours0° 02' 41.9"2.95 mieast0° 15' 01.6"17.23 misouth17.48 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 04:06:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 44' South, Longitude: 133° 22' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 415.60 meters/second, 1496.2 km/hour, 929.7 miles/hour or 807.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 21.8"15.49 miwest0° 00' 01.8"0.04 misouth15.49 mi
1 hour14° 21' 52.0"929.37 miwest0° 01' 49.7"2.10 misouth929.28 mi
24 hours15° 10' 42.5"982.00 mieast0° 00' 01.1"0.02 minorth982.00 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
DenpasarThu 12:06 PM1098 km682 miles593 nmNorth N
MalangThu 11:06 AM1189 km739 miles642 nmNorth N
SurabayaThu 11:06 AM1268 km788 miles685 nmNorth N
SurakartaThu 11:06 AM1290 km801 miles696 nmNorth-northwest NNW
SemarangThu 11:06 AM1362 km846 miles736 nmNorth-northwest NNW
PerthThu 12:06 PM1487 km924 miles803 nmSouth S
BandungThu 11:06 AM1498 km931 miles809 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MakassarThu 12:06 PM1573 km978 miles849 nmNorth-northeast NNE
JakartaThu 11:06 AM1617 km1005 miles873 nmNorth-northwest NNW
DiliThu 1:06 PM1619 km1006 miles874 nmNortheast NE
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