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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 Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 06:10:00 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 Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 06:10:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 36' South, Longitude: 89° 35' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.32 meters/second, 1552.8 km/hour, 964.8 miles/hour or 838.4 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.08 miwest0° 00' 00.4"0.01 minorth16.08 mi
1 hour14° 59' 45.6"964.46 miwest0° 00' 24.6"0.47 minorth964.48 mi
24 hours0° 05' 41.4"6.10 mieast0° 10' 05.6"11.57 minorth13.09 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 06:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 02' South, Longitude: 94° 58' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.59 meters/second, 1542.9 km/hour, 958.7 miles/hour or 833.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.0"15.98 miwest0° 00' 08.7"0.17 minorth15.98 mi
1 hour14° 25' 03.8"958.52 miwest0° 08' 42.5"9.98 minorth958.92 mi
24 hours13° 35' 09.6"903.24 mieast3° 53' 21.0"267.38 minorth949.72 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Amsterdam IslandSat 11:10 AM2134 km1326 miles1152 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Diego GarciaSat 12:10 PM2428 km1509 miles1311 nmNorthwest NW
JakartaSat 1:10 PM2524 km1568 miles1363 nmNortheast NE
BandungSat 1:10 PM2529 km1572 miles1366 nmNortheast NE
PerthSat 2:10 PM2843 km1767 miles1535 nmEast-southeast ESE
SingaporeSat 2:10 PM2970 km1846 miles1604 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Kuala LumpurSat 2:10 PM3039 km1888 miles1641 nmNorth-northeast NNE
DenpasarSat 2:10 PM3099 km1926 miles1673 nmEast-northeast ENE
PontianakSat 1:10 PM3210 km1995 miles1733 nmNortheast NE
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteSat 11:40 AM3324 km2065 miles1795 nmNorth-northwest NNW
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