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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, March 20, 2013 at 05:22:00 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, March 20, 2013 at 05:22:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 06' South, Longitude: 101° 23' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.93 meters/second, 1670.1 km/hour, 1037.8 miles/hour or 901.8 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.30 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 minorth17.30 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.0"1037.77 miwest0° 00' 59.2"1.13 minorth1037.77 mi
24 hours0° 04' 27.5"5.14 miwest0° 23' 42.1"27.14 minorth27.63 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 05:22:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 34' North, Longitude: 162° 57' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 423.20 meters/second, 1523.5 km/hour, 946.7 miles/hour or 822.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.1"15.78 miwest0° 00' 02.9"0.06 misouth15.78 mi
1 hour14° 31' 06.4"946.38 miwest0° 02' 59.0"3.42 misouth946.53 mi
24 hours11° 30' 33.4"750.31 mieast1° 36' 15.9"110.35 misouth761.96 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PekanbaruWed 12:22 PM69 km43 miles38 nmNorth N
BukittinggiWed 12:22 PM115 km71 miles62 nmWest-southwest WSW
PadangWed 12:22 PM146 km91 miles79 nmSouthwest SW
Malacca CityWed 1:22 PM271 km168 miles146 nmNorth-northeast NNE
JambiWed 12:22 PM299 km186 miles162 nmSoutheast SE
SerembanWed 1:22 PM314 km195 miles170 nmNorth N
SingaporeWed 1:22 PM314 km195 miles170 nmEast-northeast ENE
Johor BahruWed 1:22 PM316 km197 miles171 nmEast-northeast ENE
Kuala LumpurWed 1:22 PM358 km223 miles194 nmNorth N
Tanjung PinangWed 12:22 PM359 km223 miles194 nmEast-northeast ENE
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