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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 Sunday, September 8, 2013 at 05:50:00 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 Sunday, September 8, 2013 at 05:50:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 37' North, Longitude: 91° 56' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 461.73 meters/second, 1662.2 km/hour, 1032.9 miles/hour or 897.5 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' 00.9"0.02 misouth17.21 mi
1 hour15° 00' 12.8"1032.83 miwest0° 00' 56.3"1.08 misouth1032.85 mi
24 hours0° 05' 10.4"5.94 miwest0° 22' 37.2"25.90 misouth26.58 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, September 8, 2013 at 05:50:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 02' South, Longitude: 121° 50' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.06 meters/second, 1595.0 km/hour, 991.1 miles/hour or 861.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.4"16.52 miwest0° 00' 10.0"0.19 misouth16.52 mi
1 hour14° 30' 20.1"990.95 miwest0° 10' 01.8"11.49 misouth990.78 mi
24 hours12° 06' 47.7"827.53 mieast3° 47' 11.4"260.26 misouth862.77 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Banda AcehSun 12:50 PM376 km233 miles203 nmEast E
Port BlairSun 11:20 AM672 km418 miles363 nmNorth N
MedanSun 12:50 PM781 km485 miles422 nmEast-southeast ESE
Hat YaiSun 12:50 PM957 km595 miles517 nmEast E
IpohSun 1:50 PM1025 km637 miles553 nmEast E
Kuala LumpurSun 1:50 PM1119 km695 miles604 nmEast-southeast ESE
BangkokSun 12:50 PM1299 km807 miles701 nmNortheast NE
YangonSun 12:20 PM1316 km818 miles711 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteSun 11:20 AM1337 km830 miles722 nmWest W
ColomboSun 11:20 AM1343 km834 miles725 nmWest W
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