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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 Thursday, April 4, 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 Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 04:36:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 45' North, Longitude: 111° 45' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 461.61 meters/second, 1661.8 km/hour, 1032.6 miles/hour or 897.3 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.21 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 minorth17.21 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.8"1032.56 miwest0° 00' 57.1"1.09 minorth1032.55 mi
24 hours0° 04' 19.5"4.96 miwest0° 22' 49.2"26.14 minorth26.60 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 04:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 49' South, Longitude: 37° 01' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.11 meters/second, 1548.4 km/hour, 962.1 miles/hour or 836.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.2"16.03 miwest0° 00' 07.7"0.15 minorth16.04 mi
1 hour14° 27' 12.5"961.92 miwest0° 07' 45.5"8.89 minorth962.27 mi
24 hours12° 49' 52.5"853.99 mieast3° 28' 50.1"239.29 minorth893.42 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MiriThu 12:36 PM289 km179 miles156 nmEast-southeast ESE
Kuala BelaitThu 12:36 PM303 km188 miles163 nmEast-southeast ESE
Pekan TutongThu 12:36 PM338 km210 miles182 nmEast-southeast ESE
Bandar Seri BegawanThu 12:36 PM367 km228 miles198 nmEast-southeast ESE
Kota KinabaluThu 12:36 PM479 km298 miles259 nmEast E
KuchingThu 12:36 PM489 km304 miles264 nmSouth-southwest SSW
PontianakThu 11:36 AM692 km430 miles374 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Nha TrangThu 11:36 AM772 km479 miles417 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Ho Chi MinhThu 11:36 AM785 km488 miles424 nmNorthwest NW
Cần ThơThu 11:36 AM812 km505 miles439 nmNorthwest NW
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