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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, April 3, 2013 at 04:36:00 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, April 3, 2013 at 04:36:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 22' North, Longitude: 111° 50' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 461.91 meters/second, 1662.9 km/hour, 1033.3 miles/hour or 897.9 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.22 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 minorth17.22 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.9"1033.23 miwest0° 00' 57.3"1.10 minorth1033.22 mi
24 hours0° 04' 22.3"5.02 miwest0° 22' 55.1"26.25 minorth26.72 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 04:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 26' South, Longitude: 23° 36' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 423.45 meters/second, 1524.4 km/hour, 947.2 miles/hour or 823.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.7"15.79 miwest0° 00' 05.1"0.10 minorth15.79 mi
1 hour14° 25' 47.1"946.98 miwest0° 05' 17.1"6.06 minorth947.25 mi
24 hours13° 25' 11.7"880.74 mieast2° 36' 27.4"179.32 minorth905.03 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MiriWed 12:36 PM262 km163 miles142 nmEast-southeast ESE
Kuala BelaitWed 12:36 PM280 km174 miles151 nmEast-southeast ESE
Pekan TutongWed 12:36 PM319 km198 miles172 nmEast E
Bandar Seri BegawanWed 12:36 PM351 km218 miles190 nmEast E
KuchingWed 12:36 PM452 km281 miles244 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Kota KinabaluWed 12:36 PM475 km295 miles257 nmEast E
PontianakWed 11:36 AM657 km408 miles355 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Nha TrangWed 11:36 AM814 km506 miles440 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Ho Chi MinhWed 11:36 AM821 km510 miles443 nmNorthwest NW
Cần ThơWed 11:36 AM844 km525 miles456 nmNorthwest NW
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