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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, March 18, 2013 at 05:02:00 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, March 18, 2013 at 05:02:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 53' South, Longitude: 106° 32' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.87 meters/second, 1669.9 km/hour, 1037.6 miles/hour or 901.7 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.29 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 minorth17.29 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.8"1037.65 miwest0° 00' 59.2"1.13 minorth1037.65 mi
24 hours0° 04' 22.7"5.05 miwest0° 23' 43.5"27.17 minorth27.63 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, March 18, 2013 at 05:02:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 07' North, Longitude: 178° 39' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.63 meters/second, 1517.9 km/hour, 943.2 miles/hour or 819.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.8"15.72 miwest0° 00' 01.6"0.03 minorth15.72 mi
1 hour14° 30' 53.6"942.86 miwest0° 01' 32.4"1.77 minorth942.78 mi
24 hours348° 21' 38.6"756.14 miwest0° 10' 54.2"12.50 minorth755.81 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Pangkal PinangMon 12:02 PM145 km90 miles78 nmSouth-southwest SSW
PalembangMon 12:02 PM304 km189 miles164 nmSouthwest SW
Tanjung PinangMon 12:02 PM307 km191 miles166 nmNorthwest NW
PontianakMon 12:02 PM328 km204 miles177 nmEast-northeast ENE
JambiMon 12:02 PM333 km207 miles180 nmWest-southwest WSW
SingaporeMon 1:02 PM383 km238 miles207 nmNorthwest NW
Johor BahruMon 1:02 PM402 km250 miles217 nmNorthwest NW
KuchingMon 1:02 PM504 km313 miles272 nmEast-northeast ENE
Bandar LampungMon 12:02 PM520 km323 miles281 nmSouth-southwest SSW
BengkuluMon 12:02 PM573 km356 miles309 nmSouthwest SW
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