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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 Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 04:46:00 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 Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 04:46:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 37' South, Longitude: 111° 49' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.17 meters/second, 1591.8 km/hour, 989.1 miles/hour or 859.5 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.49 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 minorth16.49 mi
1 hour14° 59' 54.0"988.84 miwest0° 00' 41.1"0.79 minorth988.88 mi
24 hours0° 02' 17.0"2.51 mieast0° 16' 39.0"19.08 minorth19.25 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 04:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 21' North, Longitude: 35° 56' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.30 meters/second, 1617.5 km/hour, 1005.1 miles/hour or 873.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.0"16.75 miwest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 misouth16.75 mi
1 hour14° 31' 57.3"1004.95 miwest0° 11' 31.4"13.20 misouth1005.08 mi
24 hours11° 18' 45.7"782.29 mieast4° 38' 08.9"318.52 misouth844.55 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
DenpasarWed 12:46 PM1057 km657 miles571 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MalangWed 11:46 AM1070 km665 miles578 nmNorth N
SurakartaWed 11:46 AM1120 km696 miles605 nmNorth N
SurabayaWed 11:46 AM1149 km714 miles621 nmNorth N
SemarangWed 11:46 AM1186 km737 miles640 nmNorth N
BandungWed 11:46 AM1268 km788 miles685 nmNorth-northwest NNW
JakartaWed 11:46 AM1381 km858 miles746 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MakassarWed 12:46 PM1609 km1000 miles869 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PerthWed 12:46 PM1640 km1019 miles885 nmSouth-southeast SSE
PalembangWed 11:46 AM1792 km1114 miles968 nmNorth-northwest NNW
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