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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, January 27, 2013 at 04:48:00 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, January 27, 2013 at 04:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 25' South, Longitude: 111° 11' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 440.16 meters/second, 1584.6 km/hour, 984.6 miles/hour or 855.6 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.41 miwest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 minorth16.41 mi
1 hour14° 59' 52.5"984.34 miwest0° 00' 38.8"0.74 minorth984.37 mi
24 hours0° 02' 53.2"3.16 mieast0° 15' 41.2"17.98 minorth18.26 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, January 27, 2013 at 04:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 43' North, Longitude: 70° 01' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 436.50 meters/second, 1571.4 km/hour, 976.4 miles/hour or 848.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.5"16.27 miwest0° 00' 08.5"0.16 misouth16.27 mi
1 hour14° 31' 38.9"976.24 miwest0° 08' 29.3"9.73 misouth976.58 mi
24 hours11° 16' 10.2"757.35 mieast3° 41' 10.9"253.39 misouth803.73 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
DenpasarSun 12:48 PM1164 km723 miles628 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MalangSun 11:48 AM1167 km725 miles630 nmNorth N
SurakartaSun 11:48 AM1205 km748 miles650 nmNorth N
SurabayaSun 11:48 AM1245 km774 miles672 nmNorth N
SemarangSun 11:48 AM1267 km788 miles684 nmNorth N
BandungSun 11:48 AM1329 km826 miles718 nmNorth-northwest NNW
JakartaSun 11:48 AM1438 km894 miles777 nmNorth-northwest NNW
PerthSun 12:48 PM1571 km976 miles849 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MakassarSun 12:48 PM1720 km1069 miles929 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PalembangSun 11:48 AM1845 km1146 miles996 nmNorth-northwest NNW
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