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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 Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 06:24:00 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 Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 06:24:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 20' South, Longitude: 80° 19' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.78 meters/second, 1576.0 km/hour, 979.3 miles/hour or 851.0 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.32 miwest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 misouth16.32 mi
1 hour14° 59' 51.8"978.98 miwest0° 00' 35.3"0.68 misouth978.96 mi
24 hours0° 03' 20.2"3.63 mieast0° 13' 58.3"16.02 misouth16.42 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 06:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 18' South, Longitude: 143° 60' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.76 meters/second, 1543.5 km/hour, 959.1 miles/hour or 833.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.4"15.98 miwest0° 00' 08.2"0.16 minorth15.99 mi
1 hour14° 26' 33.3"958.92 miwest0° 08' 11.9"9.40 minorth959.30 mi
24 hours12° 56' 23.2"859.18 mieast3° 38' 32.0"250.41 minorth901.99 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Diego GarciaSun 12:24 PM1578 km980 miles852 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Amsterdam IslandSun 11:24 AM2064 km1283 miles1115 nmSouth S
Port LouisSun 10:24 AM2391 km1486 miles1291 nmWest W
Saint-DenisSun 10:24 AM2603 km1617 miles1405 nmWest W
MaleSun 11:24 AM2704 km1680 miles1460 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteSun 11:54 AM2900 km1802 miles1566 nmNorth N
VictoriaSun 10:24 AM3151 km1958 miles1701 nmWest-northwest WNW
JakartaSun 1:24 PM3219 km2000 miles1738 nmEast-northeast ENE
Kuala LumpurSun 2:24 PM3414 km2121 miles1843 nmNortheast NE
SingaporeSun 2:24 PM3438 km2136 miles1856 nmNortheast NE
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