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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 04:56:00 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 04:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 35' South, Longitude: 102° 10' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.75 meters/second, 1583.1 km/hour, 983.7 miles/hour or 854.8 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.39 miwest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 misouth16.39 mi
1 hour14° 59' 53.4"983.41 miwest0° 00' 37.9"0.72 misouth983.38 mi
24 hours0° 02' 42.3"2.96 mieast0° 15' 01.1"17.21 misouth17.47 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 04:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 45' South, Longitude: 121° 24' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 415.53 meters/second, 1495.9 km/hour, 929.5 miles/hour or 807.7 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"0.03 misouth15.49 mi
1 hour14° 21' 52.0"929.21 miwest0° 01' 41.7"1.94 misouth929.13 mi
24 hours15° 10' 12.7"981.30 mieast0° 03' 10.5"3.64 minorth981.48 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
The SettlementThu 11:56 AM970 km603 miles524 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BandungThu 11:56 AM1418 km881 miles766 nmNorth-northeast NNE
JakartaThu 11:56 AM1466 km911 miles791 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BengkuluThu 11:56 AM1636 km1016 miles883 nmNorth N
MalangThu 11:56 AM1639 km1018 miles885 nmNortheast NE
SurabayaThu 11:56 AM1697 km1055 miles917 nmNortheast NE
PalembangThu 11:56 AM1748 km1086 miles944 nmNorth N
DenpasarThu 12:56 PM1788 km1111 miles965 nmNortheast NE
PerthThu 12:56 PM2020 km1255 miles1091 nmSoutheast SE
PontianakThu 11:56 AM2197 km1365 miles1186 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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