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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 Friday, January 11, 2013 at 05:10:00 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 Friday, January 11, 2013 at 05:10:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 46' South, Longitude: 104° 29' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.82 meters/second, 1550.9 km/hour, 963.7 miles/hour or 837.4 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.06 miwest0° 00' 00.4"0.01 minorth16.06 mi
1 hour14° 59' 45.1"963.33 miwest0° 00' 23.5"0.45 minorth963.35 mi
24 hours0° 05' 51.1"6.27 mieast0° 09' 39.4"11.07 minorth12.73 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, January 11, 2013 at 05:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 03' South, Longitude: 95° 00' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.68 meters/second, 1514.5 km/hour, 941.0 miles/hour or 817.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 23.2"15.68 miwest0° 00' 05.6"0.11 minorth15.68 mi
1 hour14° 23' 16.8"940.78 miwest0° 05' 44.0"6.57 minorth941.07 mi
24 hours14° 22' 51.5"940.32 mieast2° 52' 14.2"197.42 minorth968.36 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PerthFri 1:10 PM1595 km991 miles861 nmSoutheast SE
BandungFri 12:10 PM1677 km1042 miles906 nmNorth-northeast NNE
JakartaFri 12:10 PM1748 km1086 miles944 nmNorth N
MalangFri 12:10 PM1765 km1097 miles953 nmNorth-northeast NNE
SurabayaFri 12:10 PM1835 km1140 miles991 nmNorth-northeast NNE
DenpasarFri 1:10 PM1852 km1151 miles1000 nmNortheast NE
MakassarFri 1:10 PM2445 km1520 miles1320 nmNortheast NE
PontianakFri 12:10 PM2463 km1530 miles1330 nmNorth-northeast NNE
SingaporeFri 1:10 PM2552 km1586 miles1378 nmNorth N
BalikpapanFri 1:10 PM2636 km1638 miles1423 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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