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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 Monday, January 28, 2013 at 04:38:00 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 Monday, January 28, 2013 at 04:38:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 09' South, Longitude: 113° 44' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 440.82 meters/second, 1587.0 km/hour, 986.1 miles/hour or 856.9 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.43 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 minorth16.43 mi
1 hour14° 59' 53.0"985.82 miwest0° 00' 39.5"0.76 minorth985.85 mi
24 hours0° 02' 41.1"2.94 mieast0° 16' 00.8"18.35 minorth18.59 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, January 28, 2013 at 04:38:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 04' North, Longitude: 56° 19' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.56 meters/second, 1593.2 km/hour, 990.0 miles/hour or 860.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.0"16.50 miwest0° 00' 09.8"0.19 misouth16.50 mi
1 hour14° 31' 59.5"989.83 miwest0° 09' 55.8"11.37 misouth990.15 mi
24 hours11° 10' 00.8"760.58 mieast4° 11' 03.1"287.54 misouth817.08 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
DenpasarMon 12:38 PM1062 km660 miles574 nmNorth N
MalangMon 11:38 AM1130 km702 miles610 nmNorth N
SurabayaMon 11:38 AM1210 km752 miles653 nmNorth N
SurakartaMon 11:38 AM1217 km756 miles657 nmNorth-northwest NNW
SemarangMon 11:38 AM1287 km800 miles695 nmNorth-northwest NNW
BandungMon 11:38 AM1409 km876 miles761 nmNorth-northwest NNW
JakartaMon 11:38 AM1527 km949 miles824 nmNorth-northwest NNW
PerthMon 12:38 PM1543 km959 miles833 nmSouth S
MakassarMon 12:38 PM1567 km974 miles846 nmNorth-northeast NNE
DiliMon 1:38 PM1664 km1034 miles899 nmNortheast NE
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