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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 19, 2013 at 06:46:00 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 19, 2013 at 06:46:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 17' South, Longitude: 81° 11' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 435.16 meters/second, 1566.6 km/hour, 973.4 miles/hour or 845.9 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.22 miwest0° 00' 00.5"0.01 minorth16.22 mi
1 hour14° 59' 48.5"973.08 miwest0° 00' 31.8"0.61 minorth973.11 mi
24 hours0° 04' 27.2"4.82 mieast0° 12' 53.2"14.77 minorth15.54 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 06:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 06' North, Longitude: 169° 25' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 436.15 meters/second, 1570.1 km/hour, 975.6 miles/hour or 847.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"16.26 miwest0° 00' 08.0"0.15 minorth16.26 mi
1 hour14° 32' 21.4"975.43 miwest0° 08' 02.2"9.21 minorth975.19 mi
24 hours348° 52' 22.2"746.56 miwest2° 53' 01.8"198.29 minorth767.58 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Diego GarciaSat 12:46 PM1717 km1067 miles927 nmNorthwest NW
Amsterdam IslandSat 11:46 AM1973 km1226 miles1065 nmSouth S
Port LouisSat 10:46 AM2474 km1537 miles1336 nmWest W
Saint-DenisSat 10:46 AM2681 km1666 miles1448 nmWest W
MaleSat 11:46 AM2833 km1760 miles1529 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteSat 12:16 PM3008 km1869 miles1624 nmNorth N
JakartaSat 1:46 PM3180 km1976 miles1717 nmEast-northeast ENE
VictoriaSat 10:46 AM3281 km2039 miles1772 nmWest-northwest WNW
Port-aux-FrancaisSat 11:46 AM3369 km2094 miles1819 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Kuala LumpurSat 2:46 PM3425 km2128 miles1849 nmNortheast NE
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