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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 05:38:00 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 05:38:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 24' South, Longitude: 98° 41' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 440.19 meters/second, 1584.7 km/hour, 984.7 miles/hour or 855.7 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"984.39 miwest0° 00' 38.9"0.74 minorth984.42 mi
24 hours0° 02' 52.8"3.15 mieast0° 15' 41.9"18.00 minorth18.27 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, January 27, 2013 at 05:38:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 36' North, Longitude: 82° 07' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 436.72 meters/second, 1572.2 km/hour, 976.9 miles/hour or 848.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.6"16.28 miwest0° 00' 08.5"0.16 misouth16.28 mi
1 hour14° 31' 39.6"976.74 miwest0° 08' 32.6"9.79 misouth977.08 mi
24 hours11° 15' 52.8"757.40 mieast3° 42' 23.4"254.77 misouth804.19 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BandungSun 12:38 PM1597 km992 miles862 nmNortheast NE
JakartaSun 12:38 PM1618 km1006 miles874 nmNortheast NE
BengkuluSun 12:38 PM1663 km1033 miles898 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PalembangSun 12:38 PM1830 km1137 miles988 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MalangSun 12:38 PM1909 km1186 miles1031 nmNortheast NE
SurabayaSun 12:38 PM1959 km1218 miles1058 nmNortheast NE
DenpasarSun 1:38 PM2088 km1297 miles1127 nmEast-northeast ENE
SingaporeSun 1:38 PM2250 km1398 miles1215 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PerthSun 1:38 PM2285 km1420 miles1234 nmSoutheast SE
PontianakSun 12:38 PM2343 km1456 miles1265 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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