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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, March 9, 2013 at 05:20:00 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, March 9, 2013 at 05:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 26' South, Longitude: 102° 38' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.54 meters/second, 1665.1 km/hour, 1034.7 miles/hour or 899.1 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.24 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 minorth17.24 mi
1 hour15° 00' 09.4"1034.64 miwest0° 00' 58.7"1.12 minorth1034.66 mi
24 hours0° 03' 48.1"4.37 miwest0° 23' 30.3"26.92 minorth27.27 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 05:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 22' South, Longitude: 69° 20' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 438.85 meters/second, 1579.8 km/hour, 981.7 miles/hour or 853.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.4"16.36 miwest0° 00' 10.2"0.20 minorth16.36 mi
1 hour14° 28' 23.0"981.53 miwest0° 10' 19.0"11.82 minorth981.90 mi
24 hours12° 24' 22.4"841.38 mieast4° 21' 32.0"299.57 minorth898.39 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BengkuluSat 12:20 PM82 km51 miles44 nmNorth-northwest NNW
PalembangSat 12:20 PM285 km177 miles154 nmNortheast NE
Bandar LampungSat 12:20 PM310 km193 miles167 nmEast-southeast ESE
JambiSat 12:20 PM332 km206 miles179 nmNorth-northeast NNE
SerangSat 12:20 PM432 km269 miles233 nmEast-southeast ESE
Pangkal PinangSat 12:20 PM463 km287 miles250 nmEast-northeast ENE
PadangSat 12:20 PM464 km289 miles251 nmNorth-northwest NNW
JakartaSat 12:20 PM500 km311 miles270 nmEast-southeast ESE
BogorSat 12:20 PM513 km319 miles277 nmEast-southeast ESE
BekasiSat 12:20 PM523 km325 miles282 nmEast-southeast ESE
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