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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, October 3, 2013 at 05:40:00 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, October 3, 2013 at 05:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 02' South, Longitude: 92° 16' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.79 meters/second, 1666.0 km/hour, 1035.2 miles/hour or 899.6 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.25 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth17.25 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.5"1035.22 miwest0° 00' 58.0"1.11 misouth1035.21 mi
24 hours0° 04' 36.9"5.31 miwest0° 23' 09.6"26.52 misouth27.05 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 05:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 56' North, Longitude: 70° 42' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.42 meters/second, 1617.9 km/hour, 1005.3 miles/hour or 873.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.0"16.75 miwest0° 00' 10.7"0.21 misouth16.76 mi
1 hour14° 32' 03.7"1005.22 miwest0° 10' 47.7"12.36 misouth1005.32 mi
24 hours11° 19' 24.9"783.16 mieast4° 21' 13.6"299.14 misouth838.09 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MedanThu 12:40 PM1103 km686 miles596 nmNortheast NE
BengkuluThu 12:40 PM1110 km690 miles600 nmEast E
Kuala LumpurThu 1:40 PM1315 km817 miles710 nmNortheast NE
PalembangThu 12:40 PM1393 km866 miles752 nmEast E
SingaporeThu 1:40 PM1416 km880 miles765 nmEast-northeast ENE
JakartaThu 12:40 PM1630 km1013 miles880 nmEast E
BandungThu 12:40 PM1729 km1075 miles934 nmEast-southeast ESE
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteThu 11:10 AM1828 km1136 miles987 nmNorthwest NW
ColomboThu 11:10 AM1834 km1140 miles990 nmNorthwest NW
PontianakThu 12:40 PM1950 km1212 miles1053 nmEast-northeast ENE
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